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Erich Muhsam

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Birthday
6, 1878
Birthplace
Berlin, Germany
Death Date
Jul 10, 1934 (56)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
6, 1878
Birthplace
Berlin, Germany
Death Date
Jul 10, 1934 (56)

About

A German-Jewish author, poet, playwright, performer, and anarchist, he is known for works such as Die Eigenen and Räterepublik. In the years leading up to World War II, he had a second career as a prominent cabaret performer. In many of his performances, he poked fun at Hitler.

Before Fame

He published his first poetry collection, Der wahre Jacob, in 1901. A play, Die Hochstapler (The Con Men), soon followed.

Trivia

He died in 1934 in a Nazi Concentration Camp at Oranienburg.

Family Life

He was born in Berlin as the third child in his family. His father, a pharmacist, was not supportive of his wish to become a poet.

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His primary school, Katherinium Gymnasium, was known for its endorsement of corporal punishment. It became the model for similar places mentioned in Buddenbrooks, a novel by Thomas Mann.

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