Braak, Menno ter

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Born: Jan 26, 1902 AD
Died: 1940 AD, at 38 years of age.

Nationality: Dutch
Categories: Authors, Critics


1902 - Born in Eibergen on the 26th of January.

1930 - Wrote essay "The Carnival of Citizens".

1932 - Ter Braak, together with Edgar du Perron and Maurice Roelants, started the literary magazine Forum which proved to be one of the most important literary periodicals in the Dutch-speaking world in the nineteen-thirties.

1933 - Ter Braak, then living in The Hague, joined the Dutch liberal daily Het Vaderland as a literary affairs editor and was one of the first Dutchmen to understand the looming threat of Nazism.

1940 - Four days after the Germans had invaded the Netherlands, on the 14th of May, after a failed attempt to flee to England, Menno ter Braak committed suicide by using a sedative, combined with an injection of poison.

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