"I remember what the German absurdist poet Kurt Tucholsky said"

Kurt Tucholsky in Paris, 1928
Public DomainKurt Tucholsky in Paris, 1928 - Credit: Sonja Thomassen
Kurt Tucholsky was an important, politically engaged journalist, satirist, and a social critic. Born in Berlin in 1890, he moved to Paris in 1925, where this picture was taken. As a left-wing pacifist and firm believer in democracy, it is not surprising that his books were burned by the Nazis as part of their censorship of Entartete Kunst ('Degenerate Art').