Lamszus, Wilhelm

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(1881-1965) German educator and author, immediately dismissed from his teaching post when the Nazi regime took over, presumably because of his anti-war writings, including Das Menschenschlachthaus: Bilder von kommenden Krieg (1912; trans Oakley Williams as The Human Slaughter-House (Scenes from the War That Is Sure to Come) 1913 UK) with a sympathetic introduction by Alfred Noyes; it comprises a prophetically horrific Near Future vision of World War One from the viewpoint of an impassioned pacifist, who undergoes a profound Last Man vision of the tortured Earth before killing himself. [JC]

Wilhelm Lamszus

born Altona, Germany: 13 July 1881

died Hamburg, Germany: 18 January 1965

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