Weimar in Exile: Book summary and reviews of Weimar in Exile by Jean-Michel Palmier

Weimar in Exile

Exile in Europe, Exile in America

by Jean-Michel Palmier

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Weimar in Exile by Jean-Michel Palmier

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In 1933 thousands of intellectuals, artists, writers, militants and other opponents of the Nazi regime fled Germany. They were, in the words of Heinrich Mann, "the best of Germany," refusing to remain citizens in this new state that legalized terror and brutality.

They emigrated to Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Oslo, Vienna, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Mexico, Jerusalem, Moscow. Throughout their exile they strove to give expression to the fight against Nazism through their work, in prose, poetry and painting, architecture, film and theater. Weimar in Exile follows these lives, from the rise of national socialism to the return to their ruined homeland, retracing their stories, struggles, setbacks and rare victories.

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"Starred Review. His staggering achievement is to portray the exquisite poignancy of these exiles' situation" - PW

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