This Day in Jewish History 1878: A German-Jewish Anarchist, Writer, Poet and Cabaret Performer Is Born

An agitator against social injustice, Erich Muehsam supported Germany in WWI, until turning anti-war – and became an early victim of the Nazis.

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April 6, 1878, is the birthdate of the German-Jewish poet, anarchist and cabaret writer Erich Muehsam. Outspoken, radical and passionate, Muehsam was contemptuous of authority all his life, which came to a...