Landauer, Gustav, 1870-1919Alternative names
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)
- Bavaria (Germany)--History--Revolution, 1918-1919
- Germany--History--Revolution, 1918
- Revolutions and socialism--Germany--1910-1920
- Munich (Germany) (as recorded)
- Berlin (Germany) (as recorded)