He called himself Surava

Peter Surava made history with the weekly paper «Die Nation» as a symbol of the anti-fascist resistance dur­ing World War II. He fought against censorship and for a human asylum policy. But therefore he became a personal enemy of the federal council Eduard von Steiger. Arrest, imprison­ment and anti-Semitism plunged him into misfor­tune. His fate was that he was origi­nally called Hans Werner Hirsch – a name with a Jewish ring to it.

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