Kurt Tucholsky
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"Kurt Tucholsky" was a German-Jewish journalist, satire/satirist and writer. He also wrote under the pseudonyms "Kaspar Hauser", "Peter Panter", "Theobald Tiger" and "Ignaz Wrobel". Born in Berlin-Moabit, he moved to Paris in 1924 and then to Sweden in 1930.

Tucholsky was one of the most important journalists of the Weimar Republic. As a politically engaged journalist and temporary co-editor of the weekly magazine Die Weltb├╝hne he proved himself to be a social critic in the tradition of Heinrich Heine. He was simultaneously a satirist, an author of satirical political revues, a songwriter and a poet. He saw himself as a Left-wing politics/left-wing democracy/democrat and Pacifism/pacifist and warned against anti-democratic tendencies – above all in politics, the Armed force/military and justice – and the threat of Nazism/National Socialism. His fears were confirmed when the Nazis came to power in 1933: his books were listed on the Nazi's censorship as "Entartete Kunst" ("Degenerate Art") and burned, and he lost his German citizenship.

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