Anna Seghers

Anna Seghers

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Anna Seghers was a German writer famous for depicting the moral experience of the Second World War. Born Netty Reiling in Mainz in 1900 of Jewish descent, she married Laszlo Radvanyi, a Hungarian Communist in 1925. In Cologne and Heidelberg she studied history, the history of art and Chinese. She joined the Communist Party of Germany in 1928, at the height of its struggle against the burgeoning National Socialist German Workers Party. Her 1932 novel, Die Gef hrten was a prophetic warning of the dangers of Fascism, which led to her being arrested by the Gestapo. After German troops invaded the French Third Republic in 1940, she fled to Marseilles and one year later to Mexico, where she founded the anti-fascist 'Heinrich-Heine-Klub', named after the German Jewish poet Heinrich Heine, and founded Freies Deutschland, an academic journal. During this time, she wrote The Seventh Cross, for which she received the B chner-Prize in 1947show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135752359
  • 9786135752359