Erich Paul Remark was born 22 June 1898 in Osnabrück, Germany. His parents were Peter Franz Remark (born 14 June 1867, Kaiserswerth) and Anna Maria (Stallknecht) Remark (born 21 November 1871, Katernberg). He was the second of their four children.
He became a novelist and adopted the name Erich Maria Remarque. He is best known for his 1929 novel Westen nichts Neues (All Quiet on the Western Front). On 29 January 1933, two days before Adolph Hitler was elected chancellor of Germany, Remarque left Germany and settled in Porto Ronco, Switzerland. In Germany, the Nazi party banned all of his literary works and publicly burned his novels on 10 May 1933.
Remarque was married to Jutta Ilse Zambona, an actress, in 1925. They divorced in 1930, but remarried in 1938 so she could avoid being forced to leave Switzerland and return to Germany. In 1939 they emigrated to the United States, where in 1947 they both became naturalized citizens. They divorced again on 20 May 1957.
Remarque married actress Paulette Goddard in 1958. She survived him when he died at age 72 in Locarno, Switzerland, on 25 September 1970.
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