Author of the German Democratic Republic's national anthem. He and
He served as a front-line soldier in the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I, during which time he was wounded on several occasions. He was a student with
He was one of the first artists to be placed on the Hollywood blacklist by film studio bosses and was called 'the
His sister Ruth Fischer testified against him before the House of Un-American Activities Committee. He and Charlotte Demant were wed in 1920, but separated in 1934.
He was deported in 1948, prompting folk singer Woody Guthrie to write the song "Eisler on the Go."