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was born RaimundPretzel in the district at that time Prenzlauer mountain as a son of a head master. After conclusion of the High School it studied law and occurred afterwards the government service. It however already left this 1933 from protest against the national socialism come now to power. Haffner emigrierte together with its Jewish engaged ones 1938 to London, in order to work there as writers and a journalist. In order not to endanger its family remained in Germany, it put the alias Sebastian Haffner too (Sebastian is derived from Johann Sebastian brook and Haffner from the Haffner symphony from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart).
Under his Mentor David Astor wrote Haffner for the Londoner Sunday newspaper The Observer and ascended up to the secret editor-in-chief. Because of differences with Astor, which was in the meantime publisher, and which Londoner editorship over the attitude divided Germany it became 1954Deutschlandkorrespondent in Berlin, until it left the newspaper by day the building of the Wall finally. It wrote for the world until 1962 and was thereafter until 1975 columnist with the star. Under the column monthly reading wrote Sebastian Haffner in the magazine concretely regularly over books, straightappeared new or were otherwise somehow worth reading. Haffner stood behind the demonstrating students of the 68er-Bewegung: “The demonstrating students are by hundred percent in the right… your whole crime exist in the demonstration for its opinion, those from the opinion of the Springer press deviate.” Haffner was continuous guest of the radioand TV-transmission 'international Frühschoppen 'by Werner Höfer. In addition it had its own television column with the SFB.
Haffner is considered as one of the most successful authors of historical literature, which addresses itself to a broad public. It was one the most important andmost disputed German journalists of the post-war period. Its life topic was Hitler and (Prussian) - German history. It understood it to make complicated historical connections understandable for a broad public and in astute analysis and unorthodox question admitted to historical circumstances new perspectives to give.
- the life of the pedestrians. Feuilleton 1933-1938, Munich 2006, ISBN 3-423342-93-5
- Germany: Jekyll & Hyde. London 1940, Berlin 1996, ISBN 3-930278-04-9
- the seven death sins of the German Reich in the First World War, 1964
- Churchill.Biography, 1967 ISBN 3-463-40413-3
- the betrayal (to the November revolution of 1918 - changing titles, up-to-date: The German revolution 1918/19), 1968
- notes to Hitler. Frankfurt/Main 1978 ISBN 3-596-23489-1
- Prussia without legend, several editions, 1979, 1998 ISBN 3-442-75544-1
- considerations of a change voter. Munich, 1980 ISBN 3-463-00780-0
- in the shade of history: Historical-political variations. Stuttgart, 1985 ISBN 3-421-06253-6
- from Bismarck to Hitler: A review. Munich, 1987 ISBN 3-463-40003-0
- the devil pact: The GermanRussian relations from first to the Second World War. Zurich, 1989 ISBN 3-7175-8121-X
- the betrayal: Germany 1918/19. Berlin,1995 ISBN 3-930278-00-6
- between the wars. Essay to contemporary history, 1997. ISBN 3-930278-05-7
- history of a German. The memories 1914-1933 (written around 1939, from which deduction publishes), 2000 ISBN 3-423-30848-6
- the new war (with a E-Mail of Juergen Kuttner). Berlin, 2000 ISBN 3-89581-049-5
- the German question:1950-1961: From the rearmament to the building of the Wall. Frankfurt/Main, 2002 ISBN 3-596-15536-3
- Ralf Beck: The sad Patriot. Sebastian Haffner and the German question. Berlin: Be.bra Wiss. - Verl. 2005. ISBN 3-937233-18-0
- Ruediger of the break: Awkward size? Sebastian Haffners Historisierung of the German Reich.In: Merkur. Stuttgart 42 (1988) S. 602-609.
- Joachim celebration: Meetings. Over close and far of friends. Reinbek with Hamburg: Rowohlt. 2004 ISBN 3-498-02088-9 (in it a Portrait of Sebastian Haffner)
- Sebastian Haffner, Jutta jug and. Uwe Soukup: As an Englishman masks. A discussion with Jutta jug overthe exile. Stuttgart and others: German publishing house 2002. ISBN 3-423-34107-6
- Daniel Kiecol: Haffner for hasty ones. Berlin: Structure paperback Verl. 2002. (= structure paperbacks; 1898) ISBN 3-7466-1898-3
- Henning charcoal burners: Notes to Haffner. Haffners of posthumer best-sellers “history of a German” is not historically authentic, in: FAZ, No. 189 v. 16. August.2001, S. 7.
- Winfried Martini: Notes to Haffners “notes to Hitler”. In: Epoch. Bath realm-resound 1979, 7, S. 57-65.
- Hans Mommsen: Jekyll & Hyde. To Sebastian Haffners in former times Hitler interpretation, in: Gerhard Albert Ritter/Peter Wende (Hg.): Rivalry and partnership. Studies to the GermanBritish relations in19. and 20. Century. Anniversary publication for Anthony J. Nicholls, Paderborn et al. 1999, S. 285-296 (ISBN 3-506-72044-9).
- Ulrich Schlie: “History of Germany as part of private life history”. A review of the Haffner wave. In: Historical magazine. Munich and others 2004, 278, S. 399-415.
- Uwe Soukup: Iare now times German. Sebastian Haffner. A biography. Berlin: Structure Verl. 2001 (ISBN 3-351-02526-2).
- Peoples Ullrich: The unequal duel. A fulminante discovery: Sebastian Haffners memories “history of a German” from the year 1939, in: The time No. 37 v. 7. September. 2000, S. 61.
- Mark of webers: Sebastian Haffner called 1942 to the genocide. “Star” - Leitartikler wanted to let 500,000 Germans kill. In: Germany in history and present. Tübingen, 31 (1983), 2, S. 18-19.
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|ALTERNATIVE NAME||Pretzel, Raimund [real name]|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German book author and journalist; in former times an opponent of Hitler|
|DATE OF BIRTH||27. December 1907|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Berlin|
|DYING DATE||2. January 1999|