Ernst Toller, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ernst Toller

German playwright

Date of Birth: 01-Dec-1893

Place of Birth: Szamocin, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 22-May-1939

Profession: screenwriter, writer, poet, politician, playwright, poet lawyer

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Ernst Toller

  • Ernst Toller (1 December 1893 – 22 May 1939) was a German left-wing playwright, best known for his Expressionist plays.
  • He served in 1919 for six days as President of the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic, after which he became the head of its army.
  • He was imprisoned for five years for his part in the armed resistance by the Soviet Republic to the central government in Berlin.
  • While in prison Toller wrote several plays which gained him international renown.
  • They were performed in London and New York as well as Berlin.
  • In the year 2000, several of his plays were published in an English translation. In 1933 Toller was exiled from Germany after the Nazis came to power.
  • He did a lecture tour in 1936-1937 in the United States and Canada, settling in California for a while before going to New York.
  • He joined other exiles there.
  • Struggling financially and depressed at learning his brother and sister had been sent to a concentration camp in Germany, he committed suicide in May 1939.

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