Gerloff, Hans (1887– )
Teacher, author, and parapsychologist. Born May 31, 1887,
in Berlin, Germany, he obtained his Ph.D. from the University
of Jena in 1911. Gerloff lectured on German language and literature
at the University of Lund, Sweden (1912–13 and
1915–16), before becoming a cultural exchange officer in Germany
and Scandinavia (1916–37).
In 1932 Gerloff began a special study of physical mediumship
and worked with Einer Nielsen and Anna Rasmussen in
Copenhagen, Maria Sukfull in Austria, and Hela Zimmermann
in Germany. He lectured on parapsychology throughout Europe
and wrote a number of books, his work being ended by the
rise of Nazi power in his homeland. Gerloff also contributed articles
on parapsychology to Natur und Kulter and Neue Wissenschaft.
Sources
Gerloff, Hans. The Crisis in Parapsychology Stagnation or Progress
Tittmoning, Obb., Germany W. Pustet, 1965.
———. Die Heilungen von Lourdes im Lichte der Parapsychologie
(The Healings at Lourdes in the Light of Parapsychology).
Budingen-Geltenbach Verlag Welt und Wissen, 1959.
———. Materialisation Die Phantome von Kopenhagen (Materialization
The Phantoms of Copenhagen). N.p., 1956.
———. Das Medium Carlos Mirabelli Eine kirtische Untersuchung
(The Medium Carlos Mirabelli An Investigation.)
N.p., 1960.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.