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(1881-1965) German educator and author, immediately dismissed from his teaching post when the Nazi regime took over, presumably because of his anti-war writings, including Das Menschenschlachthaus: Bilder von kommenden Krieg (1912; trans Oakley Williams as The Human Slaughter-House (Scenes from the War That Is Sure to Come) 1913 UK) with a sympathetic introduction by Alfred Noyes; it comprises a prophetically horrific Near Future vision of World War One from the viewpoint of an impassioned pacifist, who undergoes a profound Last Man vision of the tortured Earth before killing himself. [JC]
born Altona, Germany: 13 July 1881
died Hamburg, Germany: 18 January 1965
- Das Menschenschlachthaus: Bilder von kommenden Krieg (Hamburg, Germany: Janssen, 1912) [binding unknown/]
- The Human Slaughter-House (Scenes from the War That Is Sure to Come) (London: Hutchinson and Co, 1913) [trans by Oakley Williams of the above: introduced by Alfred Noyes: pb/]
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