Heinz Kloss

Heinz Kloss (30 October 1904 – 13 June 1987) was a German linguist who was after World War II internationally recognised for his work on linguistic pluricentricity and linguistic minorities. Until 1945 he worked, like many philologists and linguists of German at the time, on the linguistic construction of peoples and was entangled in the NS system.

Kloss was born in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt in 1904. He coined the terms "Abstandsprache" and "Ausbausprache" as a contribution to disentangle the incongruent use of the terms dialect and language, which cannot be solved on linguistic grounds alone without a social component.

Kloss had various roles in research institutions in the Third Reich and made career steps during that time. He was, for instance, responsible for summing up publicly available statistical data on the North American Jewish population. One copy of the book was found in Hitler's library, which was entitled ''Statistics, Media, and Organizations of Jewry in the United States and Canada''. Hitler's personal copy of the book was obtained by Library and Archives Canada in 2018 and was restored, digitized and made available to the public in 2019. The text of the book itself, not Hitler's copy, is available online from the Deutsche Nationale Bibliothek.

There is a Heinz Kloss fonds at Library and Archives Canada. The archival reference number is R11623. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published in Ostdeutsche Wissenschaft (1961)
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Published in Ostdeutsche Wissenschaft (1963)
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Published 1969
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Published 1963
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by Kloss, Heinz
Published in Ostdeutsche Wissenschaft (1963)
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by Kloss, Heinz
Published 1978
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Published 1957
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Published 1978
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by Kloß, Heinz
Published in Der Auslanddeutsche (1936)
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Published 1970
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Published 1936
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Published in Europa Ethnica (1971)
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