Unger, Erich

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Unger, Erich Gender: M
Erich Fritz Unger
born on 25 October 1887 at 19:15 (= 7:15 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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German-Jewish philosopher of standing who published many articles and a number of books, many of them in his native tongue, German. His writings cover a wide range of topics: poetry, Nietzsche, political theory, general philosophy and Jewish philosophy.

As a young man Unger became one of the founder members of the literary Expressionist movement in Germany, with his contributions to journals of the day frequently sought after.

The first World War saw Unger in Switzerland, where he made new friends, among them Walter Benjamin who admired his work and also sought his literary collaboration. In the 1920s, Unger provided an intellectual forum for a group of young and distinguished scholars who regularly discussed their ideas on science, politics and philosophy. The group rapidly became a centre for the Berlin intelligentsia of the day.

The advent of Hitler ended a promising academic career and Unger took his young family into exile in 1933, first to Paris and in 1936 to London, where he died on 25 November 1950, aged 63.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives. At least three Erich Ungers were born in Berlin in 1887. His date of birth is confirmed in Das Lebendige und das Goettliche by Erich Unger (Hatehiya, 1966), p. 181-182: "ERICH UNGER wurde am 25. Oktober 1887 In Berlin geboren...Er starb in London am 25. November 1950."


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Fled from Nazi Berlin to Paris then London)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy