For sale is a WW1 German ATUSB Members Arbeiter-Turn- und Sportbund Sallfeld Magazine. In good condition a translated copy is below.
“Dedicated to happy memories of your school days in the Free Gymnastics Association in Saalfeld, 1927 p
to our youth! You go into life, branches of the green world in the raised hand, The rising glow of a sun plays around your young foreheads, which leads you into the coming land! What your fathers labored with, what your mothers built, struggling and starving, gave you the holy ground on which you rise in the coming morning to the fertile day. See how the light verges on you. See how the light greets you, (trust! Children of the walking times, disciples of the new generation, much that is powerful to this day, much was sad and angry, but it grows in the world, order of purer law. See how that Fight your hard! [Links, bad things still ſ terrify your step, shadows of twilight discord and low delusion of a gray past appear, But you are not afraid. See how the time beckons you! Coming men and women! Form yourselves in happiness and sorrow, form yourselves in air and in agony! Wander to heights, far to see the rivers of life! Look and walk and work, boldly to liberate a world! K. Henckel. Dear Fugend! We call upon you the wonderful words of one of our working-class poets the day on which you take the first step into new life. To stand by your side in your struggle for life, to help you find a way into life, we will present you with this little book. WORKERS - TURN- UND S PORTBUND 2
boys and girls! You will call out Endlidl with a happy face, finally it is here, the day of school discharge. You are entering a new life, full of revered hope and confidence! Eud has been at school for eight years. The school gates have closed behind you! A few days later and the gates of new life will open wide to receive you! They are the gates of workplaces, factories, offices and workshops. From now on life approaches you bitterly reaped. Shouldn't some of you take a look back at school in ill thoughts? Hard work, long hours of sitting still in the dull school air was already a challenge in school life. But, weren't there hours of joy and happiness too? And what were the especially good hours of school? Wasn't it the gym and play hours in which you were ſo right - especially if you had a capable gym instructor - to let off steam in the air after the hours of nursing in the gym or outside on the playground? Will you ever forget the wonderful hours and days when you went out with your classmates and your teacher to hike through the beautiful nature, or when you romped around happily in the refreshing water while taking baths and swimming lessons? And didn't you feel much fresher and healthier after such hours, and did your schoolwork not go so much better after such hours? Like many of you, those few hours of gymnastics, playing, swimming and hiking at school weren't enough and that's why you joined the pupil departments of a gymnastics and sports club.
Was it a happy, hilarious romping around in the gym, on the playground, or even on the wall. tion, or in the bathing establishment! Would you like to forego such hours of happy life in the gym, on the playground, on the hike or in the fri, cool water in the future? All of you will probably answer with a loud no! Or do you no longer need ſold hours of relaxation and happiness on the new path in life? Oh yes, guess right! From early in the morning to late in the afternoon or even late in the evening, you will have to work in poor, rotten air, in dust and dirt, and in a poor posture. You don't have tuins, games and sports hours there! Yes, you miss the nice vacation days, in which you could onſt ihro really relax. And when you come home after your work, can you find relaxation and joy there today? Your parents would probably get you off. But, father is unemployed or has poor wages, the apartment is tight, dull and up! Eating is not enough to satisfy your hard work-induced hunger. Today's hardship robs you of your health and life alongside your daily work in factories, offices and workshops: joy! But health is the greatest good! The greatest good, especially for the worker! If the illness moves into the worker's apartment, misery and misery become even greater. And you, don't you all have the heartfelt wonder to ein the simple, strong and happy people? Shall your dear parents not enjoy you?
If you want that, if your youth is immersed in health and joy despite the difficult time, then join the ranks of the youth of the worker - gymnastics and sports clubs -Sportbundes ap. You, who have already been in the student departments of a workers' gymnastics and sports club, could you leave the club? No, never more! But you too, who have not yet belonged to a workers' gymnastics and sports club, hear the call and come to us! Why should we join a workers gymnastics and sports club? Are there any other gymnastics clubs or sports clubs, and it doesn't matter in which club we do gymnastics and play? Many of you will already be able to answer the first question, but those who do not know about it will be given information at short notice. How often did you find out in school that the Fungens quarreled and scolded and how often the words were uttered, you reds! "Or" Your blue ones! “Aha, that will take us further! , You red ones! "Or even" You red gymnast! “What might that be? Have you ever been to May Day celebrations with your parents on May 1st? May 1st is Workers' Day! And - what did you notice there! An endless procession with posters, flags, music and music. I moved through the streets of the city or town! Flags? What colors were they? Red! Hey, there we are. Red is the workers' flag. They take them with them when they walk through the streets in large outlines and want to show the rich that they are fighting.
want for better conditions: shorter working hours, more wages, better apartments, against the war, etc. That is why those rich, factory owners, etc. the red flag. But the worker ifts it! - And the music? Who did it at Um. train ? Behold, these were drummers and piper the gymnast; yes, the workers gymnast and athlete. They also proudly carry the red flag of the workers. Therefore, the red gymnasts ". They are proud of the names. But all those who have the workers' red flag and are against the workers are called the" blue ones "by the workers. So there are also the" blue gymnasts ". These are the gymnasts of the "German Gymnastics Team". They wear the badge as shown on the left. Workers' gymnasts and athletes have a different badge (see figure on the right) # $ Abseichen Abseichen der Deutschen Turnerchaft des Arbeiter - Turn- und Sportbund The difference between the badges on hats or jackets has surely struck you. There are also blue athletes and soccer players ”. We call them all by one name: "Civil gymnastics and sports clubs Why are you not allowed to join a civil club, but only a workers gymnastics and sports club? Just think about it, you're sure to find it yourself. You are now out of school and go day by day.
Day sur work. But you have the desire to stay healthy and therefore to do gymnastics, games and sports. What is the first condition? Quite simply: you have to have time to do gymnastics and sports? If you come home late and exhausted, evening after evening, then you can no longer go to the gym, let alone to the playground or to the swimming pool. Next / You belong to a club that needs money for gyms, playgrounds, etc. Alſo, you have to pay contributions well, even if in the workers' gymnastics and sports clubs there is little talk. You need money alſo, you also want to have gymnastics or sports costume, even because health requires it, that koftens money again. But where to get it. You guys earn so little, and father - yes, either unemployed or on him earns so little that he doesn't even get the necessary things for eating, drinking, etc. can conquer it. That is why the Fugend of the Workers' Gymnastics and Sports Federation does not only want to do gymnastics, games and sports, it also wants to fight that the working Fugend 1. get time to do gymnastics, games and sports, 2. better for their own Work is paid, 3. your vacation sur rest gets ufro. Think again! You are on the turn regularly. or playground to maintain your health. But at home you are faced with need. The en is not enough to at. The apartment is not found, the clothes are bad and inadequate. What gymnastics and sport gives you in terms of health, robs you of hardship at home. That’s why you see the workers gymnasts and athletes when the workers move, in the workers’s meetings ufo.
That is why the workers' gymnast and athlete also carries the red flag of the workers. He fights with the workers for a better life for the worker and the working youth. In the workers gymnastics and sports clubs you be together with your work brothers and sisters. Your older turn. and sports friends ſ are friends and advisers. Today, on the day you leave school, when you are taking the first step on the new path of life, we therefore call out to you: Worker boys and worker girls! Into the ranks of the youth of Ar. beiter - Gymnastics and Sports Federation! Fight for health, joy and happiness in life, for a happier, free life of the workers. ſchaft. Fight with, you who are still young, then you will feel the truth of the word in yourselves: We are young, and that is beautiful! "THE YOUTH EXCHANGE OF THE WORKERS - GYM AND SPORTS FEDERATION”
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