Here’s a newly discovered picture of Leo Strauss aged 12, dressed in Japanese naval costume, celebrating the Kaiser’s 1912 visit to Kirchhain, where Strauss grew up.
The translation, courtesy of Dietrich Schotte of Marburg University, is:
‘School of Kirchhain
Callisthenics and Japanese dexterity exercises
for the Kaiser’s birthday, 1912.’
In the coming weeks, I’ll post more pictures relating to the young Strauss, taken from my visit to Kirchhain, after a Strauss conference in Marburg.