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Name: Behrends, Ernst (1891-)

Historical Note:

Born 19 May 1891 in Gudau/Lauenburg. Teacher in Mittelschule in Mölln 1911-1939. Served and wounded in World War I; caused his early retirement.

Published several books of poetry and several novels.

His encounter with Mennonite refugees from Russia in Mölln transit center in 1930 prompted interest in Mennonite topics for novels.

Also a calligrapher.

Wife name Käthe.

Died sometime in early 1980s.

Sources: Hans Bahrs, "Ernst Behrends zum 90. Geburtstag," <em>Schleswig-Holstein</em>, Mai 1981

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