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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What happened to November? Silence. All gone. Just that, in fact. An act. An act.

Nothing is more difficult and nothing requires more character than to find oneself in open opposition to one's time (and those one loves) and to say loudly: No!

Revolution! The people howls and cries, Freedom, that's what we're needing! We've needed it for centuries, our arteries are bleeding. The stage is shaking, the audience rock. The whole thing is over by nine o'clock.