Solger was probably one of the most educated and with the age of 42 one of the oldest prisoners of war at Bando. Born in Berlin, he promoted from geology and paleology and in 1913 became a professor at the Tokyo University. At the beginning of World War I, Solger entered the marine, to protect Qingdao, but was soon captured by the Japanese and sent to a prison camp. He came to Bando three years later, in 1917.
After the war, Friedrich Solger returned to Germany, where he became a professor at the Berlin University and a prominent author on several books on German geology. During the 1930 and World War II, he supported the Nazis and German Faith Movement, which tried to connect the Germanic nations through ancient pagan believes. After the war Solger lived in West Berlin, but was also a member of several Eastern German scientific associations.
The text explains in details the geology, paleontology, history, archeology, weather, psychology and also subjects such as the development of languages of various nations. The work is concentrated on Germany as a superior country, what would in the next two decades develop in Solger’s dedication to unite the Germanic nations and his support of the Aryan race under the National Socialism.
The inserted leaflet for ordering a binding for the work is signed by a man called Schimming, who was probably the owner of our Bando archive. The address book from this collection gives his occupation as a postmaster at Qingdao, China, with a former residential address at W. Hauer, Beymestr. 1, Berlin-Steglitz.
We could trace five institutional examples (Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Die Ostfriesische Bibliothek, Staatsbibliothek Zu Berlin, Gonzaga University).
References: OCLC 833395298.