Kurt Tucholsky

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Moabit, Berlin, Germany
Tucholsky was born of Jewish parents in Berlin. Studied law. His Jewish origin and left-wing conviction soon brought him into conflict with the right wing German movements and caused him to leave Germany as early as 1924. Writer for the famous German literary and political periodical Die Weltbühne (1918-1933). Published various short stories, literary criticism and pamphlets using various pseudonyms, including "Peter Panter", "Theobald Tiger", "Ignaz Wrobel" and "Kaspar Hauser". In 1930 he moved to Hindås, near Gothenburg, Sweden, where he committed suicide in 1935. Read more...