Kurt Offenburg i(4 works by) (birth name: Kurt Dreifuss) (a.k.a. Kurt Dreifuss Offenburg; Kurt Dreifus Offenburg)
Born: Established: 25 Nov 1898 Offenburg, Freiburg, Baden-Wurttemberg,
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Germany,
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Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 16 May 1946 Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1927
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BiographyHistory

Kurt Offenburg was a newspaper correspondent who travelled in many parts of the world, including the United States and Asia. In Germany he worked for the Frankfurter Zeitung as a foreign correspondent. After living in Australia for some years he became an Australian citizen in November 1936 and married in 1938. He was a broadcaster for the ABC and has also written non-fiction books about the Second World War including Does Russia Matter? (1941) and Japan at Our Gates : the Thermopylae of Australia is at Singapore (1942). All titles were published by Gayle Publishing, Sydney. VSL holds a Kurt Offenburg Memorial Collection of books.

Notes

  • A Biographical Register 1788-1939: notes from the name index of the Australian Dictionary of Biography (1987) erroneously lists his date of birth as 1899.