Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Writer Ernst Weiß earned the silver medal for his novel Boetius von Orlamünde at the 1928 Art Competitions in Amsterdam in the category Literature, Epic Works. The novel portrays the life of the beggar Boetius, finding confirmation in the taming of his stallion Cyrus. The story was again published in 1966 under the title The Aristocrat.
Weiß was an Austrian-born Jew. He studied medicine and first worked as a ship's doctor. He began publishing novels after he met famous Czech writer Franz Kafka in 1913. After World War I Weiß settled in Praha (Prague) as a physician, but in 1921 he moved to Berlin as a freelance writer. In 1933 Weiß immigrated again to Praha and then to Paris. Since he could not work further as a doctor, he mainly wrote books and articles for immigrant journals. When the German Nazi troops entered Paris, he took his own life by cutting his wrists and also swallowing poison.
|1928 Summer||45||Amsterdam||Art Competitions||Mixed Literature, Epic Works||Germany||GER||2||Silver|
|1928 Summer||45||Amsterdam||Art Competitions||Germany||Final Standings||2||Boetius von Orlamünde|