Short Portrait: Martin Block

Martin Block
Martin Block

Block was born in 1891. In the 1920s, he carried out research on the Gypsies in Rumania. From 1928 to 1930 Block worked at the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum in Cologne. In 1939 he was appointed ordinary for Anthropology at he University of Prague, but rejected the offer.

In 1949 he became professor für Languages and Cultures of Southeastern Europe in Marburg, His professorship was widened in 1956 to General Ethnology and Cultural Psychology (Allgemeine Völkerkunde und Völkerpsychologie). He became Emeritus in 1963 and died in 1972.

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