A book for children about ALBERT SCHWEITZER

Harold Robles has written several books about his idol and role model Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

It started with a simple book written for children in primary school, written at a time when Dr. Schweitzer had just passed away in 1965.

It little booklet was later published in the famous “Lantaarn Reeks” Lantern series.

Years later it was translated and published in various languages, here a copy of the children’s book for Japanese children.

 

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ADVENTURER FOR HUMANITY (Translated and published in the Netherlands)

This booklet is about the life and work of a very special man who has put his life at the service of humanity. After enjoying a happy childhood, he decided to help the poor among us. At the age of thirty, he decided to go back to school to become a medical doctor and started a mission hospital in the jungle in Lambarene in West Africa where he wanted to assist the sick people of that continent as a doctor.

He was honored all over the world for his charitable work. In 1952 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Albert Schweitzer also became known as a writer of many books on various subjects, but also as a musician. At the age of ninety he died, in 1965, in his home-made hospital.

Albert Schweitzer has left us a legacy that we must honor, and which we must pass on as a burning torch to future generations.

Albert Schweitzer’s daughter, Rhena Schweitzer Miller, wrote the preface of this book

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ALBERT SCHWEITZER

This German children’s book was published in 1986 in the former East Germany (DDR) GDR, with a publisher in Berlin, East Germany

Written by both Harold Robles and Gerhard Fischer, a member of the Albert Schweitzer Society in Eastern Germany.

For years this book was used as an official reading book at various schools in East Germany.

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Eerbied voor het Leven (Translated and Published in the Netherlands)

Compiled by Dr. Harold E. Robles

This collection of statements by Albert Schweitzer, which spans many decades, gives us a glimpse into the life and thinking of Dr. Albert Schweitzer. With the words “reverence for life,” Dr. Schweitzer gives expression to a multitude of ethical concepts that unite the human motives of altruism and egoism, because they are based on respect for all living beings and the possible development of the potential present in everyone and everything.

Part of the material included here – including letters, to Bertrand Russell, Norman Cousins, Queen Juliana, Prince Rainer of Monaco, Queen Elisabeth of Belgium and John F. Kennedy – has never been published before.

The book contains a preface from the daughter of Albert Schweitzer, Rhena Schweitzer Miller

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AVONTURIER VOOR DE MENSHEID. (Translated and Published the former Yugoslavia)

This is the Yugoslavian version of the book “Adventurer for Humanity.”

This book published during the Yugoslavian war (1991 – 2001) was made possible thanks to George Soros and his “Open Society Institute”.

The books were given to the many children in the refugee camps.

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ALBERT SCHWEITZER, AN ADVENTURER FOR HUMANITY

By Harold E. Robles

The doctor, the musician, the author, & the humanitarian-this is the story of one of this century’s greatest figures, Albert Schweitzer. It recounts his childhood, his young manhood when he decided to dedicate his life to serving humanity, his 60 years of practicing medicine in Africa’s Congo region, & his fame as a voice for humanitarian causes.

Albert Schweitzer was an amazing man. I am surprised Harold Robles was able to fit so many stories of Schweitzer into this little volume of his life.

Robles writing is engaging and his subject is interesting. I’m sure any reader would find some part of this book to enjoy. The introduction from Schweitzer’s daughter adds to the story.

A biography by the Founder of the Albert Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities, a devotee from the age of eight. It is not a bad account of his life, but there’s definitely an agenda behind the words. Of course, trying to get children to care more about those around them as well as humanity in general couldn’t exactly be seen as a nefarious plot to poison the minds of youth, and the author makes no pretense of hiding his connections to Schweitzer’s legacy. All in all, a good account of an important man in the 20th century.

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REVERENCE FOR LIFE

Compiled by Dr. Harold E. Robles

This collection of statements by Albert Schweitzer, which spans many decades, gives us a glimpse into the life and thinking of Dr. Albert Schweitzer. With the words “reverence for life,” Dr. Schweitzer gives expression to a multitude of ethical concepts that unite the human motives of altruism and egoism, because they are based on respect for all living beings and the possible development of the potential present in everyone and everything.

Part of the material included here – including letters, to Bertrand Russell, Norman Cousins, Queen Juliana, Prince Rainer of Monaco, Queen Elisabeth of Belgium and John F. Kennedy – has never been published before.

The book contains a preface from the daughter of Albert Schweitzer, Rhena Schweitzer Miller.

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REVERENCE FOR LIFE: THE WORDS OF ALBERT SCHWEITZER

Republished 

Edited by Harold E. Robles with a forward by former U.S. Ambassador, Roger Gamble

Take part in creating a global compassion consciousness. Gathered together for the first time in one place, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Albert Schweitzer’s words on ecology, human and animal rights, philosophy, war and peace, music and the arts, and forming a global community.

“Reverence for Life” was Schweitzer’s unifying term for a concept of ethics. He believed that such an ethic would reconcile the drives of altruism and egoism by requiring a respect for the lives of all other beings and by demanding the highest development of an individual’s resources.

“The words of Dr. Schweitzer are timeless. They are not only relevant today, but they will continue to serve as an inspiration to the future. Many thanks to Harold Robles for compiling and sharing with us this collection of ‘Le Grand Docteur’s’ thoughts.” ~ PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER

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Albert Schweitzer – An Adventurer for Humanity  by Harold E. Robles
Dr. Albert Schweitzer was one of the greatest humanitarians the world has ever known. This biography for young readers chronicles his long life and accomplished career. Generously illustrated with rare photographs, Albert Schweitzer: An Adventurer for Humanity takes readers through young Albert’s early years in Germany. We learn of his love of music, and of the studies in theology and philosophy that informed his decision to devote the rest of his life to serving humanity. It was this decision that led to his renowned humanitarian work in Africa, including his building of a hospital at the river mission in Lambaréné.

It was while traveling down the Ogowe River in Africa that Albert had a powerful insight that shone brightly throughout his later years: “Reverence for Life.” This idea led him to become a champion of world peace and human and animal rights.

Today hospitals throughout the world bear Albert Schweitzer’s name in recognition of his immense contribution to humanity, and his work continues to inspire new generations. The life of Albert Schweitzer serves as an example not just of what one person can do, but of how all of us can contribute our own light to help make the world a better place.

Author Dr. Harold E. Robles is well known for his international humanitarian work, including the creation of Health Promotion South Africa Trust (HPSA). He has worked with world leaders and human-rights activists from around the globe, including Desmond Tutu, U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter and  Bill Clinton and the former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev.

In November 2016 President Barack Obama honored Dr. Robles and HPSA.

Contains, index, photos, bibliography/further reading, and chronology.

 

DEDICATION To the children of the World

To the children of the World, in particular my grandsons, Luca and Nico Robles, and my “bonus” grandsons, Harun and Tarik Ozturk. May they find in the story of this great man a role model, held in high esteem, just as I did so many years ago. And for my grandsons who I love dearly; I hope that they will come to understand the reason their Opa missed out on watching them grow up.

Afterword: Harold Robles & the Power of Albert Schweitzer’s Example, by Christian Will

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Praise for Albert Schweitzer – An Adventurer for Humanity  by Harold E. Robles
“The contributions of Albert Schweitzer did not end with his death. The inspiration of his work will ripple on through mentees, generation after generation, for as long as humanity exists. Reading Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s book Out of My Life and Thought while in a body cast at age fifteen not only helped me to develop a life philosophy—it also kindled an interest in both medicine and Africa. 

I welcome the re-publication of Albert Schweitzer: An Adventurer for Humanity by my dear friend Harold Robles, an exemplar of Dr. Schweitzer’s concept of Reverence for Life. Harold has been a blessing for a new generation.

Dr. William Foege, recipient of the first Thomas Francis, Jr. Medal in Global Public Health, pioneered a successful strategy to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. He is the former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Carter Center, and is a senior advisor to Bill and Melinda Gates. In 2012, President Barack Obama honored Dr. Foege with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Cover Page Albert Schweitzer an Adventerer of Humanity, May, 2020

“The Albert Schweitzer Library”

In 1998 Rhena Schweitzer Miller, the daughter of Dr. Schweitzer and Harold Robles, both co-founders of the Albert Schweitzer Institute for Humanities @ Quinnipiac University in the state of Connecticut entered into a very unique relationship with The John Hopkins University and the their Press.

The purpose of this relationship was the establishment of the Albert Schweitzer Library to publish new editions of the writings of Albert Schweitzer in English translation. The library would reflect the extraordinary scope of Schweitzer’s knowledge and achievements in theology, music, history and humanitarian philosophy. It would also restore to print his autobiographical writings and include new translations and collections of works never published in book form.

Rhena Schweitzer and Harold Robles invited some the most interesting scholars to write new prefaces for these four re-publications.

President Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States

Dr. William H. Foege, former Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Carter Center, and senior advisor to Bill and Melinda Gates.

Delbert R. Hillers, W.W. Spence Professor of Semitic Languages and Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Jaroslav Pelikan, former American theologian and church historian.

Rhena Schweitzer Miller and Prof Antje Bultmann Lemke wrote an new preface for “Out of My Life and Thought”.

Foreword: Dr. William H. Foeg

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Foreword: Delbert R. Hillers

Foreword: Jaroslav Pelikan

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Foreword: President Jimmy Carter