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Sebastian Haffner

German journalist and author

1907   -   1999

country of citizenship: United Kingdom, Germany
occupation: journalist, writer, historian, autobiographer
award received: Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, Johann-Heinrich-Merck-Preis

Raimund Pretzel (27 December 1907 – 2 January 1999), better known by his pseudonym Sebastian Haffner, was a German journalist and author. He wrote mainly about recent German history. His focus was specifically on the history of the German Reich (1871–1945); his books dealt with the origins and course of the First World War, the failure of the Weimar Republic, and the subsequent rise and fall of Nazi Germany under Hitler. His most known work is The Meaning of Hitler (German: Anmerkungen zu Hitler, 1978), a short biography and analysis of Hitler.
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