Karl König Book Archive
Karl König: My Task
Karl König: My Task is an inspiring introduction to König's remarkable life and work.
Born in 1902 into a Jewish family, Karl König grew up in Vienna in
the lastyears of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
He studied medicine and during thistime came across the work of Rudolf Steiner. Soon after graduating he worked with Ita Wegman
In Switzerland, where he also met his wife, Tilla. He founded a home for children with special needs, Pilgrimshain, in Silesia, Germany.However, in 1935 under political pressure he left Germany forAustria. Here he had a large medical practice as well as being the focus of a group of young people interested in Steiner's work. Following the annexation of Austria by the Nazis, König and manyof the young people around him came to Britain as refugees.
The ideal of working together as a community was put into practice with the founding of Camphill in 1939. König was the driving force behind the expansion of the Camphill movement across the British Isles, into Europe, South Africa and North America. He died in 1966.
Size: 216 x 138 mm
Extent: 176 pages
Publisher: Floris Books, Peter Selg
Publication Date: 26 June 2008
Series: Karl König Archive
Illustrations: 31 b/w illustration