Bruno Vogel

Author: Bruno Vogel

Profile: Bruno Vogel was a German writer and pacifist. He was born in Leipzig, Germany and died in London, United Kingdom. He spent the early years of his childhood in Bohemia. He fought in the First World War in 1916 initially on the Austro-Hungarian Empire border and later by 1917 in Flanders in the Baltic.

From 1896 to 1933, it was the biggest gay groups in Germany being the local chapter in Leipzig of the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee. Since he was gay he was put out on the streets by his parents after which, he moved to Berlin. Bruno became the Social Democratic Party member in 1928 but left very soon. Later he along with Otto Bohlmann, moved to Cape Town in South Africa in 1938. He worked in the South African Army from 1942 to 1944 after which he wrote for Forward, Common Sense and Jewish Affairs. He went to London in 1953 where he got involved in the anti-apartheid movement. In 1992, Alf, his first novel was translated into English.

His unpublished works like short stories he had collected under the title Slegs vir Blankers and the novel Mashango, were put anonymously on the Internet in August 2012.

Writing style: Bruno Vogel’s genre is gay literature.

Published Texts:

1924 – Long Live War! (Es lebe der Krieg!)

1928 – A Goulash and other Sketchers (Ein Gulash und andere Skizzen)

1992 – Alf


Slegs vir Blankers (Only for Whites)

Awards and Acknowledgements:

 Bruno Vogel was the founder of Gemeinschaft Wir, a gay Group called “We the Community) under the patronage of Magnus Hirschfeld.

In Berlin he became founder of the Revolutionary Pacifists Group with Kurt Hiller.