Erich Maria Remarque Friedenszentrum E X H I B I T S A N D H I G H L I G H T S
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Independence – Tolerance – Humor
The permanent exhibition gives detailed information on the life and writings of Erich Maria Remarque: his roots in the Westphalian town of Osnabrueck, his life as a soldier in World War I and as a teacher, his career as a journalist in the 1920s, and the sudden success with "All Quiet on the Western Front" in 1929, followed by the exile years in Switzerland, France and the United States. Remarque claimed himself a humanist, a "militant pacifist", who wrote against war, inhumanity and portrayed the victims of 20th century history in his novels. Including his numerous relationships with women such as Marlene Dietrich and Paulette Goddard, the exhibition gives a complex portrait of this famous author.