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The poet and playwright Ernst Lissauer was born 1882, in Berlin. In 1914, at the beginning of World War I, he wrote “Hassgesang gegen England” (‘Song of Hate against England’), the poem that brought him most fame. In 1923, Lissauer moved to Vienna, where he died in 1937.

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Hindenburg Cross awarded to Ernst Lissauer, Leo Baeck Institute, 2006.5.