DECEMBER 1 — ERNST TOLLER
Leader of the Munich “soviet” of 1919. Playwright, bohemian, hounded to suicide by the Nazis.
“Most people have no imagination. If they could imagine the sufferings of others, they would not make them suffer so.”
ALSO ON DECEMBER 1 IN HISTORY…
1893 — Munich “soviet” leader Ernst Toller born, Samotschin, Germany.
1919 — Alexander Berkman, Emma Goldman, and other radicals
deported from “Land of the Free,” go to Russia.
1935 — American filmmaker Woody Allen born, Brooklyn, New York.
1955 — Black American protester Rosa Parks refuses to go to back of bus.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective.