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date: 06 July 2020

Kurt Tucholsky 1890–1935
German writer and satirist 

  1. Der Tod eines Menschen: das ist eine Katastrophe. Hunderttausend Tote: das ist eine Statistik!
    The death of one man: that is a catastrophe. A hundred thousand deaths: that is a statistic!
    attributed to a French diplomat in the essay ‘Französischer Witz [French Wit]’ in Vossische Zeitung 23 August 1925; see Stalin