Ludwig Bendix (1877 – 1954) was a lawyer, labor court judge, and author of many books on democratic law in Germany during the Weimar Republic. Arrested by the Nazi regime as soon as their party was in power, he spent time in a series of prisons, culminating in 18 months in the Lichtenburg and Dachau concentration camps from 1935 to 1937. While in the camps he composed and memorized many poems which he later wrote down once he was free. He escaped from Germany in 1938, lived for 10 years in Palestine, and spent the last six years of his life in America. His 1000-page memoir of his captivity remains unpublished.