Berendsohn, Walter A.

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Berendsohn, Walter A. Gender: M
Walter Arthur Berendsohn
born on 10 September 1884 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone LMT m9e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 17°52' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 19°46 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 22°54'


German literary scholar who founded the study of German Exilliteratur with his seminal book Die humanistische Front (1939). Berendsohn is also well known for writing the biography and championing the work of the writer Nelly Sachs. He successfully nominated Sachs for the Nobel Literature Prize (1966) and Willy Brandt for the Nobel Peace Prize (1971).

He was an active member of the Deutsche Liga fur Menschenrechte (League for Men's Rights), a spinoff of the pacifist Bund Neues Vaterland, until 1933 when he fled for Sweden when the group was dissolved by the Nazis. He was appointed a guest professor at Stockholm University and lived in the city until his death there on 30 January 1984 at age 99.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Hamsun, Knut (born 4 August 1859). Notes: Biographer/ subject
  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Mann, Thomas (born 6 June 1875). Notes: Biographer/ subject
  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Sachs, Nelly (born 10 December 1891). Notes: Biographer/ subject
  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Strindberg, August (born 22 January 1849). Notes: Biographer/ subject


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg archives.


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Germany to Sweden)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 99)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Literary)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction