Gerloff, Hans (1887-?)

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Gerloff, Hans (1887-?)

Teacher, author, and parapsychologist. Born May 31, 1887, in Berlin, Germany, he obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Jena in 1911. Gerloff lectured on German language and literature at the University of Lund, Sweden (1912-13 and 1915-16), before becoming a cultural exchange officer in Germany and Scandinavia (1916-37).

In 1932 Gerloff began a special study of physical medium-ship and worked with Einer Nielsen and Anna Rasmussen in Copenhagen, Maria Sukfull in Austria, and Hela Zimmermann in Germany. He lectured on parapsychology throughout Europe and wrote a number of books, his work being ended by the rise of Nazi power in his homeland. Gerloff also contributed articles on parapsychology to Natur und Kulter and Neue Wissenschaft.


Gerloff, Hans. The Crisis in Parapsychology: Stagnation or Progress? Tittmoning, Obb., Germany: W. Pustet, 1965.

. Die Heilungen von Lourdes im Lichte der Parapsychologie (The Healings at Lourdes in the Light of Parapsychology). Budingen-Geltenbach: Verlag Welt und Wissen, 1959.

. Materialisation: Die Phantome von Kopenhagen (Materialization: The Phantoms of Copenhagen). N.p., 1956.

. Das Medium Carlos Mirabelli: Eine kirtische Untersuchung (The Medium Carlos Mirabelli: An Investigation.) N.p., 1960.

Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.

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