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EISLER Hanns (E-8)

06/07/1898, Leipzig, Germany – 06/09/1962, Berlin, DDR

Austrian composer. He is best known for composing the national anthem of East Germany, for his long artistic association with Bertolt Brecht, and for the scores he wrote for films. The Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" is named after him. In 1933, because of his Jewish origin, he emigrated. He lived in Austria, France, Denmark, England, the USSR, Spain, where he participated in the Civil War. From 1940 to 1948 he lived in the USA, where he worked as a film composer in Hollywood and engaged in teaching activities. He was deported in 1948 from the United States in connection with his accusation of revolutionary political activity - "Spreading communism with the help of songs". In 1950 he returned to Berlin and became one of the leading composers of the DDR.

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