“I WAS A GERMAN”: ERNST TOLLER BOOK

December 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Posted in Books, Germany, History, Literary | Leave a comment

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I Was a German: The Autobiography

Ernst Toller (Author)

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Synopsis

First published in 1934, “I Was a German” is the autobiography of the expressionist playwright Ernst Toller.

Like many others, Toller had volunteered in 1914 but the war turned him into a pacifist. When revolution broke out after Germany‘s defeat in 1918, he became a leading figure in the socialist movement in Munich and in 1919 joined the cabinet of the Bavarian Soviet Republic. When the revolution was brutally quashed by right-wing Freikorps, Toller was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for High Treason (‘but with honourable intent’). After his release, he became one of the most celebrated playwrights of German expressionism. Forced into exile in 1933, he was internationally recognised as a courageous, tireless figure of resistance against the Nazis. Now, reissued for the first time since its original publication, “I Was a German” is Toller’s autobiography – from his childhood and student days to war, revolution, and imprisonment. The book is a unique memoir that provides a fascinating insight into the ‘generation of 1914’ which returned from the trenches as fervent believers in the ideals of socialism.

It also reveals that only with the knowledge of the events of 1918 and 1919 can we properly understand what happened in Germany in 1933.

Product details:

· Paperback: 288 pages

· Publisher: Pimlico New Ed edition

· 2 Dec 2010

· Language English

· ISBN-10: 071260698X

· ISBN-13: 978-0712606981

I Was a German: The Autobiography

Ernst Toller (Author)

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BANK FOR INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENTS “BIS REVIEW NO. 174”: GLOBAL IMBALANCES PROSPECT

December 24, 2010 at 1:59 am | Posted in Economics, Financial, Globalization, Research, World-system | Leave a comment

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BIS Review

Bank for International Settlements

BIS Review No 174 available

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Please find BIS Review No 174 attached as an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file. Alternatively, you can access this BIS Review on the Bank for International Settlements’ website by clicking on http://www.bis.org/review/index.htm.

What’s included?

BIS Review No 174 (23 December 2010)

Ardian Fullani: The Albanian economy and the banking sector in 2010

Durmuş Yılmaz: Reform strategies and expectations in the new normal – a public perspective

Norman T L Chan: Master’s degree 2009–2010 graduation ceremony

Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile: Farewell party for the 2010 retired staff

Louis Kasekende: Citation for outstanding leadership

Andrew G Haldane: Global imbalances in retrospect and prospect

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BIS Review

Bank for International Settlements

BIS Review No 174 available

http://www.bis.org/review/index.htm
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Thu 12/23/10

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