Kästner, Erich

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Erich Kästner
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Kästner, Erich Gender: M
born on 23 February 1899 at 02:15 (= 02:15 AM )
Place Dresden, Germany, 51n03, 13e44
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Müller
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German author, novelist, poet, screenwriter and satirist who is especially known for his children’s books.

His children’s books are notable for their humor and respect for the child’s moral seriousness. The most famous of these, Emil und die Detektive (1929; Emil and the Detectives), was several times dramatized and filmed.

His post-World War II works are characterized by a greater emphasis on social philosophy but do not sacrifice their elegance and entertaining qualities.

During the 1920s Kästner became one of the most important intellectual figures in the German capital. He published poems, newspaper columns, articles, and reviews in many of Berlin's important periodicals. Kästner was a regular contributor to different daily newspapers.

Kästner was a pacifist and was opposed to the Nazi regime. The Nazis burnt Kästner's books as "contrary to the German spirit" during the infamous book burnings of 10 May 1933. Kästner witnessed the event in person.

Kästner never married. He had one son.

He died 29 July 1974, Munich.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2. Taeger quotes Ebertin for 3.45 am.


  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (children’s books.)