Reasons of State
A Memorial to Sacco and Vanzetti
Erich MÃ¼hsam wrote Reasons of State: A Memorial to Sacco and Vanzetti on the first anniversary of their execution. CR Edmonston has sent us his recent English translation of the play and we are happy to have the opportunity to make it available to you.
Erich MÃ¼hsam (6 April 1878 in Berlin, Germany - 10 July 1934 Oranienburg Concentration Camp) (also spelled Muehsam or Muhsam) was a German-Jewish anarchist, writer, poet, dramatist and cabaret performer.
Both a prolific poet, dramatist and a Bohemian intellectual, MÃ¼hsam emerged at the end of World War I as one of the leading agitators for a federated Bavarian Soviet Republic. However, MÃ¼hsam achieved international prominence during the years of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933) for works which satirized Adolf Hitler and condemned Nazism before Hitler came to power in 1933. (Wikipedia).
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