Berliner Schätze

Warum Erich Maria Remarque in den Schnaps verliebt war

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Mit seinem Antikriegsroman „Im Westen nichts Neues“ landete Erich Maria Remarque Ende der 20er-Jahre einen Überraschungserfolg. Seine Gegner versuchten ihn ins Lächerliche zu ziehen.

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Ein Blatt mit barbusigen Frauen

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Die Kollegen nennen ihn „Fatzke“

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„Der Schnaps will behandelt werden.“

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Tp fjofs lboo Xfscfufyufs xfsefo/ Pefs fjo hspàfs Bvups/

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