By Jens Evald

ISBN-10: 8757427860

ISBN-13: 9788757427868

Alf Ross (1899-1979) was once a widely known Danish criminal and ethical thinker, a student of foreign legislation, and one of many founding fathers of the so-called Scandinavian criminal realism. at the floor, the lifetime of Alf Ross could have been thought of a fairy story. Ross needed to wade through difficulty, either on the subject of love and paintings, ahead of he turned an across the world identified and well-known thinker and felony student. yet, the tale of Alf Ross isn't a fairy story. it's the tale of a man's fight to greatness and the results of this kind of fight in his courting with people, together with his wife. This e-book provides the private lifestyles tale of Alf Ross.

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He had been a professor of art history in Budapest but for political reasons had been driven out and had since wandered Germany and was now with KLVODVWVWUHQJWKWU\LQJWR¿QGSDVVDJHWR$PHULFD+HKDWHGWKHZDU±WKHLQWHrest of his life was art and art gave him no reason to kill Frenchmen. That was what he had said in Budapest and that was the reason he had been hounded out. ‘And although fundamentally it seems inhuman, he soon disappeared from my consciousness. ’ Ross and Hurwitz had arrived in Schwarz where they found lodgings at Gasthaus zur schönen Aussicht.

The diary is full of observations and describes town life, dinners, wines, the countryside and the people he encountered. Like most of those who WUDYHOIRUWKH¿UVWWLPH$OI5RVVGLVSOD\HGGLVFRPIRUWDERXWHQFRXQWHULQJXQNQRZQWKLQJVIRUWKH¿UVWIHZGD\V$IWHUWKDWKH¿QGVFDOPDQGWKHFRQ¿GHQFH to deal with and meet new people. Towards the end a certain tiredness of travel appears and he longs for home. The diary thus demonstrates a classic pattern. Alf Ross and Stephan Hurwitz spent 5th to 11th July in Berlin and their encounter with the metropolis, with its noise, its heat, the poverty, the war veterans, the Bier und Weingarten, the cafés de glace, the cabaret and the prostitutes, was overwhelming.

Johanne Catherine Ross wrote about this turning-point and WKHLQWHUHVWLQJWLPHVDERXWWKHZDUSUR¿WHHUVZKREXLOWODUJHYLOODVDQGPDQRUV lived the high life, but who had to abandon all these things after a few years. $QGDERXWWKH¿VKHUPHQZKRGDUHGWRVDLOWR*HUPDQ\WRVHOO¿VKDQGZKR when they came home with thousands of kroner in their pockets, disregarded money so much that ‘it was said that if they dropped ten kroner they did not bend down to pick them up because it was not worth their while’.

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