THE LIGHTS GO DOWN by Erika Mann
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THE LIGHTS GO DOWN

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True stories, all based on actual cases, with unimportant details changed, which, taken together, form a revealing record of life in modern Germany. Deliberately, the daughter of Thomas Mann has selected as her subjects, ordinary Germans, in various walks of life, trades people, professional people, soldiers, the kind of people that make up the backbone of Germany's great middle class. She has taken them from city and village and country. And every case bears witness to the infiltration of decay in fundamentals of life and freedom and thought, caused by the Nazi regime. Most of the material we have had, has been so closely linked with the Jewish problem, that this gives us exactly what we need to show us how universal a problem of civilization is here.

Pub Date: April 22nd, 1940
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart