Zweig, Arnold
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Zweig, Arnold

(November 10, 1887, Glogau – November 26, 1968, East Berlin), German writer. The son of a Jewish saddle maker, Zweig studied German literature, art history, and modern languages, with a view to becoming a teacher, but then decided to live from his writing. After being drafted in 1915, he took part in the battles in Belgium and Serbia, and at Verdun, as an Armierungssoldat (non-combatant equipment service soldier). In 1917 Zweig became a clerk at the headquarters of the army press office at Ober-Ost Headquarters in Kovno, Lithuania. Contact with Eastern European Jew…

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Schneider, Thomas F., “Zweig, Arnold”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 26 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0668>
First published online: 2015



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