Berthold Auerbach (1812 - 1882) (Poet)
Berthold Auerbach was a German-Jewish poet and author. He was the founder of the German "tendency novel", in which fiction is used as a means of influencing public opinion on social, political, moral, and religious questions. Wikipedia (To learn more, please click on this Wikipedia link)
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