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Carl Amery

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Carl Amery (9 April 1922 – 24 May 2005), the pen name of Christian Anton Mayer, was a German writer and environmental activist. Born in Munich, he studied at the University of Munich. He was a participant of Gruppe 47. He died in Munich. Amery won the Deutscher Fantasy Preis in 1996. Personal life Son of art historian Anton Mayer-Pfannholz, in his childhood he predominantly lived in Passau and Freising. At Passau he attended the Humanistisches Gymnasium Passau, at Freising the Dom-Gymnasium. Both cities left traces in his work. Passau appears in his novels Der Wettbewerb and Der Untergang der Stadt Passau. Freising appears in his novel Das Geheimnis der Krypta. He was a scholarship student of Stiftung Maximilianeum and studied Philology at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and at Catholic University of America. He was drafted into the army in 1941. In 1943 he became a prisoner of war in the Tunisian campaign. He returned to Munich in 1946 and resum
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