and wound up a script writer in Hollywood during the war, a job for which his health ill-suited him.
Speyer had some fame as a writer. He collaborated with Walter Benjamin before leaving Germany. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, "Der Kampf der Tertia (1927, The Third-Form Struggle), by Wilhelm Speyer, was Germany’s excellent contribution to the genre of the school story."
In 1929 this novel was made into a silent movie, Fight of the Tertia and later in 1952, a talkie. Speyer's novel was also translated by Margaret Juer into English, and given the title Galahads and Pussycats (1929). Here's the cover of this English version: