Year: 1999 Source: Proceedings of The Pavese Society Newsletter, v.10, (1999), p.6-10 SIEC No: 19990200

This article documents the life and suicide of famous political satirist Kurt Tucholsky, whose work caused exceeding opposition in pre-Hitler Germany. Born to a Jewish family in 1890, Tucholsky became editor of the left wing, politically influential Weltbuhne newsletter. After a stint in the British Military Force in WW1, Tucholsky became a sworn pacifist, and was stripped of his German citizenship by the Third Reich in 1933. Tucholsky committed suicide by poisoning in 1935.