Hitler's Exiles: Personal Stories of the Flight from Nazi Germany to America

Hitler's Exiles: Personal Stories of the Flight from Nazi Germany to America

by Mark M. Anderson (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9781565845916
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Mark M. Anderson is the editor of Hitler’s Exiles: Personal Stories of the Flight from Nazi Germany to America (The New Press).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chronology of Events

"The Reichstag isburning..."
The Reichstag Is Burning -- Alfred Doblin
Berlin, 1933 -- Kate Frankenthal
An Open Letter to Herr Goebbels -- Ernst Toller

Lives Transformed
A Farmer from South Germany -- Contributors: Anonymous
From the Eyes of a Mother -- Marta Appel
Underground -- Contributors: Anonymous
The 1936 Berlin Olympics -- Peter Gay

The Night of Broken Glass
A Doctor's View -- Bertha Nathorff
From the Eyes of a Child -- Annemarie Wolfram
Vienna: To the West Station -- Contributors: Anonymous

Heightening Persecution
The Show Trial of a Shipping Magnate -- Arnold Bernstein
An Invitation from the Gestapo -- Alice Salomon
Waiting -- Elisabeth Freund
Flight Letter to Ernst Toller -- Hermann Kesten
Paris-Switzerland-Prague -- Kay Frankenthal
Amsterdam-Paris -- Marta Appel
Verona-Brussels -- Hilda Branch
On Varian Fry -- Hans Sahl
Fleeing through Occupied France -- Ellen Schoenheimer

On the Meaning of Exile
The Grandeur and Misery of Exile -- Lion Feuchtwanger
Resisting America -- Ludwig Marcuse
An Ordinary Day in the Life of an Emigrant -- Alfred Kantorowicz

On the Brink
The Ill-Fated Steamship St. Louis -- Max O. Korman
Two Letters to Hermann Kesten -- Stefan Zweig
The Last Day in Europe -- Hans Natonek
Seder on a Refugee Ship -- Josef Thon

Liberty...and Work in New York
The Sight of New York -- Marta Appel
Starting Over in New York -- Arnold Bernstein
Arriving in New York -- Hertha Nathorff
Everything Is Always Different -- Hilde Walter

"The Privilege of Being Safe and Far Away"
Advice from the Midwest -- Lessie Sachs
'So Utterly Connected' -- Sille Ortmann
My Last Day with Ernst Toller -- Klaus Mann
Ernst Toller's Last Day -- Ludwig Marcuse

Exiles, Enemies, or Emigrants?
The "Enemy Alien" Question -- Gottfried Bermann-Fischer, Thomas Mann
Open Letter to President Roosevelt -- Albert Einstein et al.
We Refugees -- Hannah Arendt
The Exiled Writer's Relation to His Homeland -- Thomas Mann

A German Colony on the Pacific
Life on the Pacific -- Alfred Polgar
Letter from the L.A. Public Library -- Alfred Doblin
A Part of Myself -- Carl Zuckmayer
Exiled from Our Era -- Bertolt Brecht

New Lives
A Second Childhood -- Alice Herdan

An Immigrant Family -- Contributors: Anonymous
An American Life -- Hertha Nathorff
Becoming Gay, Becoming Jewish -- Richard Plant
Caring for the Survivors -- William Niederland
False Youth -- Gunther Anders

Looking Homeward
On Becoming an American -- Peter Gay
On Being an Exile -- Henry Pachter

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