- (1892-1940)German philos-opher. Born in Berlin, he worked as a critic, translator and reviewer. In 1924 he was involved with a Latvian actress whose radical communism inspired him. When Hitler came to power, he went to the Baleric Isles and then to Paris. At the outbreak of World War II he was interned as a German citizen, but released in November 1939. He fled to the south of France, and then crossed the Spanish border. When threatened with deportation, he committed suicide. His writings include a study of the origin of German drama.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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