Erika Mann

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Erika Mann

Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 27 Aug 1969 (aged 63)
Zürich, Bezirk Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Burial Kilchberg, Bezirk Horgen, Zürich, Switzerland
Memorial ID 13092745 · View Source
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Actress, Author. The oldest daughter of famed author Thomas Mann, she became a "thorn in the side" of the Third Reich with her activities. She was born in Munich, Germany where her and her brother, Klaus Mann, had a successful career in the theater including the opening of the cabaret show Die Pfeffermühle (The Peppermill). The show was anti-Fascist and in 1933 she was forced to leave Germany. She escaped to Switzerland where she resurrected the popular show. "The Peppermill" so infuriated Hitler, that her German citizenship was revoked. She eventually moved the show to New York City where it continued to be a hit. In 1938 her book "School for Barbarians" further attacked Nazism. She later published a book about famous German exiles entitled "Escape to Life" as well as several children's books. She returned to Switzerland in 1952 where she spent her life promoting the works of her father. She died of complications from a brain tumor.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Erika Mann (9 Nov 1905–27 Aug 1969), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13092745, citing Friedhof Kilchberg, Kilchberg, Bezirk Horgen, Zürich, Switzerland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .