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Walter Benjamin

Walter BenjaminBorn: 15-Jul-1892
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 26-Sep-1940
Location of death: Portbou, Spain
Cause of death: Suicide [1]
Remains: Buried, Catholic Cemetery, Portbou, Spain

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Philosopher, Author

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: The Arcades Project

[1] Having fled the occupying Nazi force in France only to be denied entry into Spain, Benjamin committed suicide by swallowing cyanide at the Franco-Spanish border town of Portbou.

    Draft Deferment: World War I
    Risk Factors: Sciatica

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