OSSITSKY Carl von (Ossietzky)( German journalist and writer)
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Ossitsky, Carl von (Ossietzky), (1889-1938), German journalist and writer. Born October 3, 1889 in Hamburg. Participant 1-st world war, which its bloody senselessness of it all left their mark, and led the ranks of fighters for peace, which he remained until his death. After the war Ossitsky settled in Berlin, where in 1928 began publishing a pacifist magazine Di veltbyune "(" Die Weltb? Hne "). In 1929, after publication in the magazine article strongly, accusing the Reichswehr into a secret weapon in violation of the Treaty of Versailles 1919, Ossitsky and one of his employees were arrested and sentenced to 18 months in prison. In 1931 he was again imprisoned on charges of treason, since continued to criticize the armed forces of Germany, but was soon pardoned and released. After Hitler came to power Ossitsky was back in camp as an enemy of the state. In 1935, after he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Nazi authorities released him to freedom. Ossitsky died in Berlin on May 3, 1938 from tuberculosis which he contracted while in camp.