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Karl König

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Karl König (1902–1966) was born in Vienna, in Austria-Hungary, the only son of a Jewish shoemaker. He studied medicine at the University of Vienna and graduated in 1927, with a special interest in embryology. After graduating, he was invited by Ita Wegman to work in her Klinisch-Therapeutisches Institut, a clinic in Arlesheim, Switzerland for people with special needs. He married Mathilde Maasberg in 1929. Dr. König was appointed paediatrician at the Rudolf Steiner-inspired Schloß Pilgrimshain institute in Strzegom, where he worked until 1936, when he returned to Vienna and established a successful medical practice. Owing to Hitler's invasion of Austria, he was forced to flee Vienna to Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1938. Dr. König was interned briefly at the beginning of World War II, but on his release in 1940 he set up the first Camphill Community for Children in Need of Special Care at Camphill on the outskirts of Aberdeen. From the mid-1950s, König began more communities, including one in North Yorkshire, the first to care for those beyond school age with special needs. In 1964, König moved to Brachenreuthe near Überlingen on Lake Constance, Germany, where he set up another community, where he died in 1966.

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Author's Books

Karl König Archive Series 20

Before Birth and beyond Death

The Transformation of the Human Being

Paperback
$24.95
Karl König
Contributions by Richard Steel
Paperback
$25.00
Karl König Archive Series 18

The Spirit of Camphill

Birth of a Movement

Paperback
$25.00
Translated by Guy Cornish
Karl König
Paperback
$29.95
Karl König Archive Series 14

Social Farming

Healing Humanity and the Earth

Paperback
$29.95
Karl König Archive Series 13

Animals

An Imaginative Zoology

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$26.95
Karl König Archive Series 11

Brothers and Sisters

The Order of Birth in the Family

Karl König
Contributions by Alfons Limbrunner
Introduction by Richard Steel
Edited by Richard Steel
Paperback
$20.00
Karl König Archive Series 8

Becoming Human

A Social Task

Karl König
Edited by Richard Steel
Translated by Carlotta Dyson
Paperback
$30.00
Karl König Archive Series 6

An Inner Journey through the Year

Soul Images and “The Calendar of the Soul”

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$25.00
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$30.00
Karl König Archive Series 5

Seeds for Social Renewal

The Camphill Village Conferences

Paperback
$25.00
Karl König Archive Series 4

The Child with Special Needs

Letters and Essays on Curative Education

Paperback
$25.00
Karl König Archive Series 2

Karl König's Path into Anthroposophy

Reflections from his Diaries

Peter Selg and Karl König
Introduction by Peter Selg
Paperback
$18.00
Karl König Archive Series 1

Karl König: My Task

Autobiography and Biographies

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$18.00
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$20.00

The First Three Years of the Child

Walking, Speaking, Thinking

Paperback
$17.95

Being Human

Diagnosis in Curative Education

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$18.95