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Exhibit of war-time caricatures in Berlin

Robert Oslchwanger's anti-Nazi caricatures will be presented in Berlin in the exhibit organized by the local Vaterunser Gemeinde Church and the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation. 

On display there will be more than 200 anti-Nazi caricatures made by this remarkable artist, who having fled from the horrors of the Third Reich found shelter in Peru.

The opening of the exhibit will take place at 7.30PM on Monday, May 5th at the Vaterunser Gemeinde Church located at Detmolder Str. 17 – 18.

Robert Hans Olschwanger´s mother was related to the founder of the renowned German newspaper "Frankfurter Zeitung", predecessor of the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung". His father died when Robert was still a boy.

Robert Hans Olschwanger grew up as a person without citizenship. He attended schools in Berlin's Wilmersdorf neighborhood and lived in the neighborhood of Charlottenburg. His scripts shows his humanistic education. In his twenties began to work for the Frankfurter Zeitung.

During the Nazi regime he was not allowed to work in German newspapers.

His sister emigrated to Perú and then rescued him with an official work permit. He worked as political caricaturist for the biggest newspapers in Perú.

 

 

 

 

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