Hedwig Lachmann


Hedwig Lachmann born Stolp, Pomerania, Germany August 29, 1863 (d. 1918). German Jewish poet; shared pacifist anarchist views of husband Gustav Landauer; opposed World War I.


In tribute to nonviolent philosopher Tolstoy:
Like a prophet of the old covenant, altogether
Full of love in his grimness,
He raised a warning, as if from his mouth,
And yet, his voice is still healing.
Two [things] were powerful to him: the people and God.

(”Tolstoi”; photo ngyaw)