Ludwig Fulda

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Ludwig Anton Salomon Fulda
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BornJuly 7, 1862
DiedMarch 7, 1939

Ludwig Anton Salomon Fulda (July 7, 1862 – March 7, 1939) was a German playwright and poet, with a strong social commitment. He lived with Moritz Moszkowski's first wife Henriette, née Chaminade, younger sister of pianist and composer Cécile Chaminade.[1]


He was born in Frankfurt. He was a member of the Prussian Academy of Arts and the first president of the PEN of Germany (1925–1932). He visited the United States in 1906 on the invitation of the Germanistic Society.[2]

A Jew, he was removed from his work by the Nazis in 1933. Fulda committed suicide in Berlin in 1939 when he was denied entry into the United States.[3]


Fulda's creations used the relationships of his characters to develop the social and political issues of his time. Fulda's works include Das verlorene Paradies (1892; translated as The Lost Paradise, 1897),[4][5] Der Talisman (1892), Jugendfreunde (1897) and Maskerade (1904). His novel Der Seeräuber was later freely adapted into the play The Pirate by S. N. Behrman. Fulda's 1901 play, Die Zwillingsschwester was adapted into the screenplay by Behrman and Salka Viertel of the American motion picture Two-Faced Woman (1941) starring Greta Garbo.[6] Inspired by the story of Aladdin, he wrote Aladdin und die Wunderlampe. He also made numerous translations.


  1. ^ Lazaros C. Triarhou, Moritz Moszkowski, Vol. 67 No. 6 (2012), European Neurology. Accessdate: 10 June 2012
  2. ^ Mencken, Henry L. "Biographies". Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  3. ^ Lester, David (2005). Suicide and the Holocaust. Nova Publishers. p. 73. ISBN 978-1-59454-427-9.
  4. ^ Fulda, Ludwig (1892). Das verlorene Paradies. Stuttgart: J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung.
  5. ^ Fulda, Ludwig (1897). The Lost Paradise. Translated by De Mille, Henry C. New York and London: Samuel French.
  6. ^ S. N. Behrman (1943-02-07). "A Tribute to Fulda". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-04-28.

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