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Ernst Toller was a German left-wing playwright, best known for his Expressionist plays. He served in 1919 for six days as President of the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic, after which he became the head of its army. He was imprisoned for five years for his part in the armed resistance by the Soviet Republic to the central government in Berlin. While in prison Toller wrote several plays which gained him international renown. They were performed in London and New York as well as Berlin. In the year 2000, several of his plays were published in an English translation. In 1933 Toller was exiled from Germany after the Nazis came to power. He did a lecture tour in 1936–1937 in the United States and Canada, settling in California for a while before going to New York. He joined other exiles there. Struggling financially and depressed at learning his brother and sister had been sent to a concentration camp in Germany, he committed suicide in May 1939.

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List of poems by Ernst Toller 11 total

Factory Smokestacks At Dawn
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The Visitor 393 Views
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Spring 384 Views
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Twilight 362 Views
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Corpses In The Woods
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For the Dead of the Revolution 109 Views
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Nightmare
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November 76 Views
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Deutschland
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Sentry
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To the Trench 46 Views
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