Protestant Pastor, Writer, Poet and Composer from Halle on the Saale
Besides his work as a pastor, he created a variety of literary works. The most of them he published unter the pseudonym Armin Stein ,underneath almost with his full name Hermann O.Nietschmann.
His literary work can be divided into two main areas:
The first one was the populare narrative.
He called them "Simple Stories"
- totally 9 volumes.
The second part was the historic narrative or
"Deutsche Geschichts-und Lebensbilder" (German History and Life),
- totally 33 volumes.
An important autobiographical work is the bookh
Here, he gives interesting insights into the boarding school life in the time between 1853 and 1859.
There is hardly a famous person in the German culture history who is not described by Armin Stein.
Stein's books were very succesful in his time. They were printed in England, Holland, Scandinavia and even in the USA. His most succesful work was "Königin Luise" with 6 editions.
This book was published in several editions by the bookshop of the Foundations in Halle at that time.
Armin Stein belongs to the famous Latina students next to Carl Löwe, Robert Franz and Count Friedrich von Struensee.
At the 350th birthday of August Hermann Francke, the Projekte Verlag Halle has re-released Armin Stein's book as facsimile.Read more...
Francke Foundationes Halle/Saale