Rennes Ludwig (Renn)( German writer and opponent of Nazism.)
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Biography Rennes Ludwig (Renn)
Rennes, Ludwig (Renn), (present. name of Arnold von Veit Golzenau) (1889-1979), German writer and opponent of Nazism. Born April 22, 1889 in Dresden. During the 1-st World War, commanded a company at first, and then a battalion. After the war he studied economics, law and the Russian language in Gц╤ttingen and Munich. Later carried away by the history of art, archeology and history of China. In 1928-32 he was the Secretary of the Union of Proletarian Revolutionary Writers. Popularity Rennu brought the novel "War" (1928). In 1929 he visited the Soviet Union. February 27, 1933, after the burning of the Reichstag, was arrested by Nazi authorities and was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. In 1936 he emigrated to Switzerland Rennes. During the Spanish Civil War he was chief of staff of the International Brigades. In 1940, arrested in France, but a year later released. Visited England, the United States and Mexico, where he taught European history and languages. In 1941-46 took an active part in the movement of t. n. Free Germans in Latin America. Since 1947 he lived in East Germany, where he taught anthropology at the Technical University in Dresden.