Oskar Maria Graf (Oskar Graf)

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Berg am Starnberger See, Germany
German novelist Oskar Maria Graf was born in the Bavarian town of Berg am Starnbarger See in 1894. His father was a baker, and Oskar--like his five brothers--learned the family business while still a child. However, he wasn't planning to spend the rest of his life in the family's bakery, and at age 16 he ran away from home and went to Munich, determined to become a writer. In 1914, at the outbreak of World War I, he was drafted into the German army and posted to the Russian front. Read more...