Alverdes, Paul

BORN 6 May 1897, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin - DIED 28 Feb 1979, München, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION Grünwald, Bayern: Waldfriedhof, Tölzer Strasse

Paul Alverdes was the son of the former army officer Hermann Alverdes who became director of an insurance compnay. Paul joined the army in 1914. he saw action at the Somme and was shot in his throath. He was in a hospital near Berlin for a long time and coudn't speak for two years. he went to Jena to study law, but soon he switched to German and art history in Munich. During his studies he met Martin Bodmer and Herbert Steiner. He graduated in 1921.

He settled in Munich as a freelance writer and in 1925 he married Rose Weinder. He wrote for "Corona" and from 1934 to 1944 he published the magazine "Das Innere Reich" that he had founded with Karl Benno von Mechow. This resulted in some trouble with the nazis. Although the magazine didn't oppose them, they didn´t like it either. In 1941 he was at the Weimar poet meeting where the European Writers' Association was founded.

After the Second World War he mainly worked for the Bavarian radio. In 1949 he published his last novel "Grimbarts Haus" about a father who lost four sons in the war. He received the German Youth Prize in 1961 and in 1963 he became a member of the Bavarian Academy of Arts. He died in 1979 in Munich.

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The grave of Paul Alverdes at the Waldfriedhof, Grünwald.
Picture by androom (24 May 2006)


• Scheibmayr, Erich, Gräber in Oberbayern - ausserhalb von München, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1998
Paul Alverdes – Wikipedia

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Published: 11 Apr 2020
Last update: 20 Jan 2022