Biographical details: 14 January 1885 in Stettin (now: Szczecin, Poland) – 18 September 1940 in the Atlantic
Occupation: Journalist, lawyer
Exile: 1933 Czechoslovakia, 1933 United Kingdom, 1940 USA
Rudolf Olden fled to Prague on 28 February 1933. There, and later in the United Kingdom, he wrote e.g. for the "Neue Tage-Buch" and the "Pariser Tageblatt". He was one of the founders of the German PEN Group in Exile in 1934, and assumed the position of secretary. In September 1940 Olden intended to continue his escape to the USA. He died when the ship was torpedoed by a German U-Boot and sank.