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Kurt Volkmann

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Kurt Volkmann
BornKurt Karl Oskar Volkmann
September 27, 1897
Kassel, Germany
DiedMay 8, 1958 (age 60)
Kettwig, Germany

Dr. jur. Kurt Volkmann(1897-1958) was president of the German MZvD (Magischer Zirkel v. Deutschland) from 1952 to 1958.


Volkmann wrote Geschichte der Zauberkunst (History of Magic) which appeared in the periodical Magie (official magazine oft the MZvD Germany (Magischer Zirkel v. Deutschland).



  • Geschichte der Zauberkunst, Parts 1-27 appeared 1939 to 1943
  • Geschichte der Zauberkunst, parts 28-104 appeared 1939-1958
  • Bibliographie de la Prestidigitation, Brüssel 1952
  • Das Becherspiel (1954)
  • The Oldest Deception: Cups and Balls in the Art of the 15th and 16th Centuries (1956)


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  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 52, No. 587, July-August 1958, In and Out of Town, by Peter Warlock - Kurt Volkmann died, page 169
  • L'Escamoteur, No. 72, Septembre-Octobre 1958, Chez nos Amis, page 1159
  • Genii Magazine, Vol. 79, No. 1, January 2016, Conference of Magic History – Richard Hatch about Dr. Kurt Volkmann, page 68
  • Bio-bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler Edition Volker Huber, April 2002, Volkmann, Kurt, Dr. jur. dt. Zauberkünstler (Amateur) (*27.091897 Kassel; †08.05.1958 Kettwig, Ruhr), p. 358