Kurt Tucholsky

Kurt Tucholsky (1890–1935) was a prominent intellectual of the Weimar Republic and a caustic satirist whose polemical articles against the rise of the Nazi Party contain some of the most devastating political criticism on record. After being forced into exile in Sweden in 1932, he lapsed into a silence that was part of his repudiation of Germany and the Nazi takeover. It was during his exile that Tucholsky wrote Castle Gripsholm, his only novel and last work. He committed suicide in 1935.