Landauer, Gustav, 1870-1919

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Dates:
Birth 1870-04-07
Death 1919-05-02
Germans
German

Biographical notes:

Werfel had met Landauer earlier in 1915 when, on the invitation of Martin Buber, Werfel met in Berlin with Buber, Landauer and Max Scheler, who had together formed a secret anti-militarist group.

From the description of Correspondence to Franz Werfel, 1915. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863758

Born in Karlsruhe in 1870, Landauer was a philosopher, literary critic, Shakespeare scholar, and anarchist-socialist writer and politician. In November 1918, he became a member of the central council of the revolutionary government of Kurt Eisner in Munich. After Eisner's assassination, he served briefly as Minister of Public Enlightenment in the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic. He was murdered in prison on 1919 May 2 during the suppression of the revolutionary government.

From the guide to the Gustav Landauer Collection, 1888-1947, (Leo Baeck Institute Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Bavaria (Germany)--History--Revolution, 1918-1919
  • Germany--History--Revolution, 1918
  • Anarchism--Germany--Bavaria--1910-1920
  • Revolutions and socialism--Germany--1910-1920

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  • Munich (Germany) (as recorded)
  • Berlin (Germany) (as recorded)