Biography of e.o. plauen (Erich Ohser, 1903–1944)

  • born in 1903 in Untergettengrün (Saxony)
  • 1907, the family moved to Plauen
  • apprenticeship as a metalworker
  • from 1921, studied at Akademie für Graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig
  • 1924, first book illustrations
  • 1928, moved to Berlin (with his friend Erich Kästner)
  • caricatures for newspapers and magazines and at Die Katakombe cabaret show
  • 1934, Vater und Sohn series in Berliner Illustrierte
  • 1944, informed on and arrested, committed suicide before the Volksgerichtshof trial