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Arno Peters

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Arno Peters (22 May 1916 – 2 December 2002) was a German historian who developed the Peters world map, based on the Gall–Peters projection. Biography Peters was born in Berlin. In childhood he lived in Berlin, Germany, with his brother, Werner and his parents Lucy and Bruno. The family often entertained foreign guests, and he was exposed to social activism because of his parents' role in the labor union movement. His father was briefly incarcerated by the Nazi regime toward the end of World War II. Peters competed as both a cyclist and a swimmer in high school, receiving titles in both. Peters began his career in Hollywood in the late 1930s, studying American filmmaking. Returning to Germany after studying film in Hollywood, Peters was able to improve the German production process, and in 1940 he released a film of his own, Immer Nur Du, a modern musical. At the age of 25 he was the youngest German filmmaker of the time. After attaining his doctorate from
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