Full name: Kasimir (Eduard-) Edschmid (Schmid-)
Born: October 5, 1890 in Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany
Died: August 31, 1966 in Engadin, Graubünden, Switzerland
Sport: Art Competitions
Kasimir Edschmid, whose real name was Eduard Schmid, was an expressionistic writer. He wrote novels with long runs and theoretical writings, and reported his travels of his trips to the Mediterranean, Africa and South America. After the rise of the Nazis in 1933 he was banned from speeches, radio and at times, even from writing. In 1949 he became general secretary of the PEN group of West Germany, and in 1960 its Honorary President. In 1955 Edschmid was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland). In 2000 the publication of his postwar correspondence with his former lover and Jewish colleague Erna Pinner caused a stir. She had immigrated to Great Britain, where she had organized the refugees.
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