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Here's a challenge for us. I have a friend who is particularly interested in Kafka's various residences, tracking down the buildings, and seeing what they are like now, and the condition/location/state/status of them when Kafka was there.

The building I am trying to track down was a Sanitorium, or Sanitoria if you will. My information is sketchy to say the least, but I believe it's in Jungborn, Goslar District, near the Harz Mountains.

My German is not too good. Correction. Zero. Otherwise I may have located it.

There may be some clues here - a Kafka travel diary.

Ultimately I would like to download or locate historical mapping dating from 1911/1912, and further information about the building, such as it's subsequent usage.

Any Europhiles out there want to assist in this detective work?

Many thanks in anticipation...

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Something wrong with the translation:

Reisetageb�cher


Reisen Januar-Februar 1911

Friedl�nder Reise J�nner 1911

Reichenberger Reise Feber 1911

Ich m��te die Nacht durchschreiben, so viel kommt �ber mich, aber es ist nur
unreines. Was f�r eine Macht dieses �ber mich bekommen hat, w�hrend ich ihm
fr�her soviel ich mich erinnere mit einer Wendung, einer kleinen Wendung, die
mich an und f�r sich noch gl�cklich machte, auszuweichen imstande war.


"There is much beauty that we fail to see through our own eyes teeming with life forms that give us that perception of our reality.  Leaves on the trees blowing gently in the wind, or scarily, the waves pounding through high surf, or lightly on a warm summer’s day; that opportunity to sit or swim in the water on a white beach.   That comfort to shout, “The universal conscious do you hear me?  I am alive, guide me dear logos towards the path of rightnesses.”  Earned what has been kept, no longer to be absorbed into a life filled with cold damn winds and  that stubborn fog clouding  my vision with nothing but darkness."


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Google earth as a David Ramsey layer that can be added, and you can see that collection of historical maps. There might be one from that time period available.

Cheers,
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Hasdrubal - yes, I had trouble with online translation too. May need a Native German to translate old-skool style.

DSL - "Google Earth as a David Ramsay layer that can be added" - que?
Sorry - can you expand on this? It's street-level info I'm after - do you think some resources are available? I'm not a frequent Google Earth user - may need assistance in adding a layer. Although I'm sure I can work it out...

Thanks for your input guys,


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>The building I am trying to track down was a Sanitorium, or Sanitoria if you will. My information is sketchy to say the least, but I believe it's in >Jungborn, Goslar District, near the Harz Mountains.


Some online resources on Kafka give the information that K spent 3 weeks in 1912 in a sanatorium named Jungborn, located near the village Stapelburg. Jungborn was destroyed in 1964.

http://www.naturheil...n.de/index.html
http://www.jungborn-...entwicklung.htm
http://de.wikipedia....wiki/Stapelburg
http://www.franzkafk...afka/das_leben/

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Sorry, I even misspelled it. Should be Rumsey. Here is the website. There are sever different viewers for the the collection, including Google earth, or the browser version of google earth. I don't know if they have street level views of the areas you are looking for, but I just thought it might.

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>The building I am trying to track down was a Sanitorium, or Sanitoria if you will. My information is sketchy to say the least, but I believe it's in >Jungborn, Goslar District, near the Harz Mountains.


Some online resources on Kafka give the information that K spent 3 weeks in 1912 in a sanatorium named Jungborn, located near the village Stapelburg. Jungborn was destroyed in 1964.

http://www.naturheil...n.de/index.html
http://www.jungborn-...entwicklung.htm
http://de.wikipedia....wiki/Stapelburg
http://www.franzkafk...afka/das_leben/


Excellent resources - many thanks

david

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Thanks dsl - there is a 1852 map of the Harz area.

I have tracked down the location now. There are some photos commemorating the site.

Thanks again for all your help.

David

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Prague has a Kafka Museum. I assume it would never be open. :unsure:
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