Remarque, Erich Maria
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Remarque, Erich Maria

( June 22, 1898, Osnabrück – September 25, 1970, Locarno; born Erich Paul Remark), German writer. Remarque was born into a working-class family, and trained in Osnabrück as an elementary-school teacher; conscripted into the army in 1916, he underwent initial military training at Osnabrück and Celle. He served as a sapper on the Arras and Ypres fronts from June 1917. On July 31 at Houthulst in Flanders he was seriously wounded and spent the rest of the war in a military hospita…

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Schneider, Thomas F., “Remarque, Erich Maria”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 19 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015

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