Ernst Toller was 39 when he was exiled from Germany. It was 1933 and the German electorate had just voted the Nazi Party to power. Ten years earlier, Toller had been in a German prison for his integral part in the Bavarian-Soviet revolution. Now he was taking refuge in the USA and urging the White House, through both his writing and lectures, to stop their policies appeasing the new German Chancellor. His cries fell on deaf ears. Already spiralling into despair, when Toller discovered his siblings had been transported to the concentration camps, he took his own life on 22nd May 1939, aged 45.