The view from Erika's former room in her parents ' house in Pacific Palisades, not more sweeps today on citrus fields. He makes a stop at lush hedges along the neighboring plots of land in the elegant Riviera-area North of Los Angeles. As Erika Mann in 1948, was here low, was their tribute to the French Riviera for almost twenty years, and Europe had become an enemy on distant continents. In 1952, had transformed her California retreat in a cul-de-SAC. "Stay or go?", this is a question you are employed in the four years of your Zwischenexils in Pacific Palisades-resistant.
Today, the house is a place of research on transatlantic relations. In the forties, artists, writers, and scientists were a guest there, who had to flee from national socialism. They formed an illustrious circle of their Doyen, the Nobel laureate in literature, Thomas Mann. The present designation as the "Thomas Mann House" is a myth.
a Critical attitude towards post-war Germany, country
"Could mean the house is just as good or even better ,Katia, and Erika Mann House', especially if we combine a political mandate with him?" asked Ulrich Raulff and Ellen Strittmatter right to be in a conversation with their grandchildren, and great-nephew Frido Mann. The answer left a lot to clarity nothing to be desired: "In Pacific Palisades, Erika was probably the word." In fact, she was the driving force when it came to existential questions of exile. In the phases of hesitation, back to look and Verharrens Erika Mann called in political foresight to leave. In 1933, she arranged for the parents, not from Switzerland to return to Germany. She saved parts of Thomas Mann's manuscripts, across the border and induced him to take a public position against national socialist Germany.
At the outbreak of war in 1939, they purchased for their parents, who were in Stockholm, flights via Amsterdam to London and Tickets for one of the rare TRANS-Atlantic ocean Liner to New York. And finally, Erika was a man of reason and a trigger for the third Emigration of the man: from the California domicile back to Europe. The parents decided not the compass of their long exile in Germany, but in Switzerland, returned, is also due to the critical attitude of the daughter towards post-war Germany.
stylization with bobbed hair and a cigarette as a prototype of the "New woman"
How did Erika Mann was the most important switching points of the multiple exile, the main protagonist of the family, and each of the Signal going to the Fort gave? An intra-familial division of labor is instructive. So it was the role of the oldest daughter, to explore the world, to report of her, and to form an opinion. Katia's husband, however, was for the psychological stabilisation of Thomas Mann, and Maintaining the Status quo in the House, the area of jurisdiction – both of which are prerequisites for its literary productivity. So Katia's husband arranged that the usual furnishings from Munich, was carried to Switzerland, then to Princeton, and finally to Pacific Palisades, where it stood in stark contrast to the clear transparency of the modern building.
The especially for the writers from the Rest of the house sealed-off tract, and in the "Living Room" provided the furniture for the "deutsche Gemütlichkeit". With this equipment, Katia Mann created the time-space Paradox of a mobile ivory tower, in the inner the Past and saved the rail and on the outer the present off. This tendency, the forced movement of Emigration to oppose a persistent static of everyday life, difference, in principle, of the attitude of their eldest daughter.Updated Date: 28 June 2020, 16:19