Kurt Tucholsky was a brilliant satirist, poet, storyteller, lyricist, pacifist, and Democrat; one of the most famous journalists in Weimar Germany, and an early warner against the Nazis. Erich Kästner called him a “small, fat Berliner,” who “wanted to stop a catastrophe with his typewriter.” His books were burned and banned by the Nazis, who drove him out of his country. But he is not forgotten.
Fabulous, Tragic Kurt Tucholsky
One of the best-paid German journalists in the 1920s, Kurt Tucholsky was the canary in the coal mine of the Weimar Republic....