In 1934 the world celebrated the great persian poet Ferdosi, who was born 1000 years ago and gave us the iranian national epos Shanahme. The journal Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft published on this occasion a report about the official reception of the German Orient Society in Berlin. A state counciler Dr. Wiegand highlighted the similar spirit one feels in Ferdosis epos and in the german sagas.