Landauer, Gustav, 1870-1919

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Wolff, Kurt, 1887-1963. Kurt Wolff archive, 1907-1938. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Landauer, Gustav, 1870-1919. Correspondence to Franz Werfel, 1915. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Walter Landauer Collection., 1919-1996. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Julius Bab Collection, 1895-1977, (bulk 1895-1955) Leo Baeck Institute.
referencedIn Constantin Brunner Correspondence Collection, 1847-1945 Leo Baeck Institute Archives
referencedIn Clark, Hugh, 1914-2005. Walter Landauer collection, 1919-1996. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
creatorOf Gustav Landauer Collection, 1888-1947 Leo Baeck Institute Archives
referencedIn Eduard Rudnicki Collection, 1907-1977, bulk 1922-1977 Leo Baeck Institute.
referencedIn Kurt Wolff archive, 1907-1938 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Havel, Hippolyte. Gustav Landauer [n.d.] University of Michigan
creatorOf Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Salomé : manuscript : [n.p., ca. 1903]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Bab, Julius, 1880-1955 person
associatedWith Berndl, Ludwig person
associatedWith Braune, Wilhelm, 1850-1926 person
associatedWith Brunner, Constantin, 1862-1937 person
associatedWith Clark, Hugh, 1914-2005. person
associatedWith Clark, Hugh (collector). person
associatedWith Eisner, Kurt, 1867-1919 person
associatedWith Havel, Hippolyte. person
associatedWith Loewenberg, Frank M. person
associatedWith Mauthner, Fritz, 1849-1923 person
associatedWith Meyer, Alfred Richard, 1882-1956 person
associatedWith Rudnicki, Eduard, 1898-1979 person
associatedWith Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. person
associatedWith Wolff, Kurt, 1887-1963. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Munich (Germany)
Berlin (Germany)
Bavaria (Germany)--History--Revolution, 1918-1919
Germany--History--Revolution, 1918
Revolutions and socialism--Germany--1910-1920


Birth 1870-04-07

Death 1919-05-02





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