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Albert Camus 1913: Albert Camus
7.11.1913: Albert Camus (†4.1.1960)
French author. Albert Camus was born in Algeria. When he could no longer afford his studies in Algiers, he worked as a salesman, a hired labourer, a member of police staff, a travelling actor, and finally a travel journalist. During the Second World War, Camus was one of the leaders of the French Résistance. The basis for his literary work – ranging from fiction to essays – is the philosophy of the senselessness of human existence and the failure of the conscience. His novel “The Fall” (1956) is considered to be his masterpiece. In 1957, Camus received the Nobel Prize for Literature for his life’s work. He was killed in an automobile accident at the age of just 46; the driver of the car was his friend and publisher, Michel Gallimard.
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Shots fired from the armored cruiser Aurora on 7 November 1917 gave the signal for what?
  To storm the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg
  To bomb Dresden
  To march on Moscow