Erich Maria Remarque

Erich Maria Remarque

Born Jun 22, 1898
Hometown Osnabr%C3%BCck
Died Sep 25, 1970
Death Place Locarno
Nationality German People
Other Names Remark, Erich Paul

Erich Maria Remarque, born Erich Paul Remark, was a German author, best known for his novel All Quiet on the Western Front.

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1898 Birth Erich Paul Remarque was born on 22 June 1898 into a working class family in the German city of Osnabrück to Peter Franz Remark (b. 14 June 1867, Kaiserswerth) and Anna Maria (née Stallknecht; born 21 November 1871, Katernberg). … Read More


1917 19 Years Old On 12 June 1917, he was transferred to the Western Front, 2nd Company, Reserves, Field Depot of the 2nd Guards Reserve Division at Hem-Lenglet. … Read More


1919 21 Years Old After the war he continued his teacher training and worked from 1 August 1919 as a primary school teacher in Lohne, at that time in the county of Lingen, now in the county of Bentheim.
From May 1920 he worked in Klein Berßen in the former County of Hümmling, now Emsland, and from August 1920 in Nahne, which has been part Osnabruck since 1972.
1925 27 Years Old His first marriage was to the actress Ilse Jutta Zambona in 1925. … Read More
1927 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1927, Remarque made a second literary start with the novel Station at the Horizon (Station am Horizont), which was serialized in the sports journal "Sport im Bild" for which Remarque was working. … Read More


1930 32 Years Old Remarque and Zambone divorced in 1930, but fled together to his home in Porto Ronco, Switzerland in 1933 when the Nazis took over Germany; in May 1933, his novel All Quiet on the Western Front was burned in one of the first of the Nazi book burnings and it became clear that neither Remarque nor Zambona could return to Germany. During the 1930s, Remarque had relationships with Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr and then with Marlene Dietrich. The love affair with Dietrich began in September 1937 when they met on the Lido while in Venice for the Film Festival and continued through at least 1940, maintained mostly by way of letters, cables, and telephone calls. … Read More
1931 33 Years Old In 1931, after finishing The Road Back (Der Weg zurück), Remarque bought a villa in Porto Ronco, Switzerland, planning to live both there and in France.
1933 35 Years Old On 10 May 1933, the German government, under the initiative of the Nazi propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, banned and publicly burned Remarque's works. … Read More


1938 40 Years Old 1 More Event
The Nazis also claimed, falsely, that Remarque had not done active service during World War I. In 1938, Remarque's German citizenship was revoked and then in 1939 after he and his ex-wife were remarried to prevent her repatriation to Germany, they left Porto Ronco, Switzerland for the United States of America. … Read More
1939 41 Years Old Remarque's fourth novel, Flotsam (in German titled Liebe deinen Nächsten, or Love Thy Neighbour), first appeared in a serial version in English translation in Collier's magazine in 1939, and Remarque spent another year revising the text for its book publication in 1941, both in English and German.
1945 47 Years Old His next novel, Arch of Triumph, first published in 1945 in English, and the next year in German as Arc de Triomphe, was another instant best-seller and reached worldwide sales of nearly five million.


1948 50 Years Old In 1948, Remarque returned to Switzerland, where he spent the rest of his life.
1952 54 Years Old There was a gap of seven years — a long silence for Remarque — between Arch of Triumph and his next work, Spark of Life (Der Funke Leben), which appeared both in German and in English in 1952. … Read More
1955 57 Years Old In 1955, Remarque wrote the screenplay for an Austrian film, The Last Act (Der letzte Akt), about Hitler's final days in the bunker of the Reich Chancellery in Berlin, which was based on the book Ten Days to Die (1950) by Michael Musmanno.
1956 58 Years Old In 1956, Remarque wrote a drama for the stage, Full Circle (Die letzte Station), which played successfully in both Germany and on Broadway. … Read More


1958 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1958, Douglas Sirk directed the film A Time to Love and a Time to Die in Germany, based on Remarque's novel. … Read More
1962 64 Years Old The Night in Lisbon (Die Nacht von Lissabon), published in 1962, is the last work Remarque finished. … Read More
1970 72 Years Old Died on September 25, 1970.
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