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  • Photograph: Alfred Döblin, author

    Alfred Döblin

    Born on 10 August 1878Died on 26 June 1957Writer
    Alfred Döblin was interested in literature at an early age and already wrote his first novel in his early twenties. He studied medicine and worked as a doctor, but remained true to his writing and was also successful as an author.
  • Benedikt Fred Dolbin, cartoonist

    Fred Dolbin

    Born on 1 August 1883Died on 31 March 1971Graphic designer
    Benedikt Fred Dolbin, real name: Fred Pollack, was a member of Vienna’s art and coffeehouse circles. Although he initially trained and qualified as an engineer, Dolbin went on to study composition with Arnold Schönberg and was active as a member of the Vienna art group Die Bewegung.
  • Portrait: Angelica Domröse

    Angelica Domröse

    Berlin theatre actress and DEFA film starBorn Actress
    Together with her second husband Hilmar Thate, the actress Angelica Domröse joined the circle of those artists who left East Germany in protest against the 1976 deportation of Wolf Biermann. Finding her work increasingly hindered, she emigrated permanently to the Federal Republic in 1980.
  • Albert Ehrenstein, author, poet, literary critic

    Albert Ehrenstein

    Born December 23, 1886,Died April 8, 1950,Writer, Poet
    Albert Ehrenstein was a prominent representative of Expressionist literature. His poetry resonated in the time before, during, and after World War I.
  • Photograph: Hanns Eisler

    Hanns Eisler

    Born on 6 July 1898Died on 6 September 1962Composer
    From 1919 to 1923, Hanns Eisler was a pupil of the composer Arnold Schönberg. He was closely affiliated to the Communist Party of Germany and wrote for workers’ choirs and agitprop groups.
  • Lyonel Feininger, painter

    Lyonel Feininger

    Born on July 17, 1871Died on January 13, 1956Painter
    Leaving Germany was hard for Lyonel Feininger. On June 11, 1937, shortly before his 66th birthday, the painter boarded the Europa steam ship with his wife Julia.
  • Photograph: Florence Homolka, Lion Feuchtwanger

    Lion Feuchtwanger

    Born on 7 July 1884Died on 21 December 1958Writer, Publicist
    Lion Feuchtwanger heard about the Nazi assumption of power while he was in the USA for a lecture tour. He decided not to return to Germany.
  • Herbert Fiedler, painter

    Herbert Fiedler

    Born on 17 September 1891Died on 27 February 1962Painter
    Herbert Fiedler fled the Nazi tyranny from Berlin to Amsterdam with the Swiss painter, and his future wife, Amrey (Annemarie) Balsiger, at the end of 1934 which took him up to the invasion of the Netherlands on 10 May 1940.Being German in a foreign country, artistic freedom, mental solitude in the bygone artist village of Laren from the beginning of February 1935 until he was forced to move to Amsterdam in early November 1940, was all expressed in his journal and letters to his friend from the Dresden Art Academy 1910-1912, George Grosz in New York.
  • Photograph: Hans Günter Flieg, photographer

    Hans Günter Flieg

    Born on 3 July 1923Photographer
    After Jews were almost completely deprived of rights within the German Reich, Hans Günter Flieg, just 16 years old, left Chemnitz with his family in 1939 and headed for Brazil.
  • Chanan Frenkel, architect

    Chanan Frenkel

    Born on 22 July 1905Died on 30 April 1957Architect
    After breaking off his apprenticeship as a sales clerk in Leipzig and ending an unfinished training course in a Berlin second-hand book store, Chanan Frenkel went for three years on Hakhshara (English “preparation”) at the age of 20. He was becoming increasingly interested in Zionism and was preparing to emigrate to Palestine.