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Alfred Meyer

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlfred Richard•Meyer
Used nameAlfred•Meyer
Other namesMunkepunke, ARM., Alfons Thurandt, Meyer Hambruch, Rosinus Cosinus der Jüngere
Born4 August 1882 in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (GER)
Died9 January 1956 in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein (GER)
NOC Germany


Alfred Richard Meyer was a German writer (author of over 100 books) and publisher. He also acted as an emcee in the Cabaret Schall und Rauch (Smoke and Mirrors) under his pseudonym “Munkepunke”. He was also a connoisseur on everything readable, dineable and drinkable. He published and promoted some early expressionistic authors (including Hans Carossa, Gottfried Benn, Rudolf Leonhard, Else Lasker-Schüler and Joachim Ringelnatz). In 1933, he vowed loyalty to Adolf Hitler and in 1937 joined the Nazi Party. Nevertheless he was trying to help vulnerable writers, but his publisher was closed in 1939 and his books were referred to as ineligible, and after World War II, he was forgotten.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions GER Alfred Meyer
Literature, Open (Olympic) AC