Erika Mann

ME OF ALL PEOPLE - A COMPENDIUM

She ran a cabaret and drove in car races, trod the boards as an actress and served her father as “daughter-adjutant”: Erika Mann was a multi-talented woman with inexhaustible energy. In this compendium, we get to know her as a writer – a committed, wonderfully argumentative woman full of wit and literary bite.

Erika Mann

Erika Mann

Erika Mann was born on 9 November 1905 in Munich. She first worked as an actress and journalist. At the beginning of 1933 she founded the cabaret "Die Pfeffermühle" in Munich; a few weeks later she went into exile with the whole troupe. From 1936 she lived mainly in the USA as a lecturer and publicist. During the Second World War, she participated in the BBC's German programs and was a war correspondent for the Allies. In 1952 she returned to Europe with her parents. She died in Zurich on the 27th of August, 1969.

 

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