Überall, Emperor

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(Ullmann: Der Kaiser von Atlantis). Bar. He becomes angry when Death, fed up with the new mechanized ways of dying, goes on strike. When he begs Death to let people start dying again, Death agrees on condition that the Emperor is the first. He initially resists, but finally agrees and leaves through a mirror with Death. (This role was a clear allusion to Hitler.) Created (1944) by Walter Windholz; (1975) by Meinard Kraak.

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