THURMAIR, Georg. b. München/Munich, 7 February 1909; d. München, 20 January 1984.
After education at Business School in München/Munich, Thurmair moved in 1926 to Düsseldorf to be assistant to Ludwig Wolker, then in charge of the Catholic youth movement which became Sturmschar in 1929. He edited a weekend magazine, Jungen Front, which was critical of the up-and-coming National Socialist movement. It was compelled to change its name to Michael, and in 1936 it was forbidden. At this time Thurmair also edited hymnbooks for young Catholics, Das graue Singeschiff and Das gelbe Singeschiff. He worked with the Düsseldorf music teacher Adolf Lohmann (1907-1983): together they produced Kirchenlied...
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