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WERFEL, FRANZ (1890-1945).

One of leading poets of the German expressionist movement. Born in Prague, Werfel was one of the most versatile writers in the German language before World War II. He wrote plays which attracted international attention, including Jacobowski and the Colonel, later made into a movie with Danny Kaye, titled “The Colonel and I;” his novels included The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, an epic story of the genocide committed by the Turks against the Armenians.

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