- Category : Writers-Critic
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Prevention 2
German-Jewish theatre critic and essayist, nicknamed the Kulturpapst ("Pope of Culture").
In the 1920s he was hostile to Bertolt Brecht, and assailed him with accusations of plagiarism.
In 1933 Kerr, his wife, Julia, and his children fled Germany for France via Czechoslovakia and Switzerland. They moved on to London in 1935. His books were amongst those burnt in May 1933 by the Nazis when they came to power; Kerr had attacked the Nazi Party publicly.
Kerr took British citizenship in 1947. In 1948 he visited Hamburg at the start of a planned tour of several German cities but suffered a stroke.
He ended his own life on 12 October 1948 (overdose of veronal procured for him by his wife).