JOST, Hans (Johst)( German playwright, poet, president of the Imperial Chamber of literature.)
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Jost, Hans (Johst), (1890-1978), German dramatist, poet, president of the Imperial House of Literature. Born July 8, 1890 in Zeerhauzene, Saxony. Literary career began as the author of expressionist drama "Young Man" (1916), "The King" (1920) and Thomas Payne "(1927). In 1929, Yost led the party organization of poets-Nazis, but after Hitler came to power, began to rapidly climb the ladder. National Socialist ideas were imbued play Jost "Schlageter" (1933), tells of a young German patriot, who was killed by the French during their occupation of the Ruhr after the 1-st World War. It is this piece belongs to the winged phrase that erroneously attributed and Goebbels and Goering: "When I hear the word" culture ", my hand reaches for the gun". In 1933, Yost was replaced by Heinrich Mann as president of the Academy of German culture and led the Prussian State Theater, in which the implanting the spirit of Nazism. Member of the Prussian Landtag. In 1935, Yost was appointed president of the Imperial House of Literature and president of the Imperial Theater Chamber. In 1949, he was unable to undergo the procedure of denazification, he was found involved in Nazi crimes and sentenced to imprisonment with confiscation of property.