page by Harold Marcuse
part of the Official
Herbert Marcuse website,
In June 2008 a Dutch collector purchased a grade book (Zeugnisbuch) from the Kaiserin-Augusta-Gymnasium in Berlin-Charlottenburg, for the Untersekunda (10th grade) classes 1910-1914 (dates on cover). He sent us photos of the cover and 2 interior page spreads, showing the grades of Walter March (who later became a designer of the 1936 Berlin Olympic stadium) and Herbert. He wrote the following in an email:
I'm not sure what the grading scale was then, but today a "1" is best, "5" failing. Herbert got mostly 3s in that period, a 4 in geography. The photos are below--sorry, no higher resolution available.
See also the list of student names in a .doc file.
Again, t he left hand side is Walther March, the right hand side Herbert Marcuse.
Herbert's grades are now for 1914.
He's still got a 2 in comportment, 3s in almost everything, but dropped to a 4 in geography (Erdkunde).
Across the bottom: 3 in penmanship, 3 in Ordnungssinn (sense for order?), 11 hours of Verstand.
Dated 31 May 1914, signed by Heinrich.