Lion Feuchtwanger: Die Geschwister Oppermann [The Oppermanns]

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Die Geschwister Oppermann [The Oppermanns, 1933] was the first novel Lion Feuchtwanger wrote during his long exile from Germany (1933-58) and the first by any major writer to depict everyday life under the Nazi dictatorship. It was originally planned as the script for a film on which Feuchtwanger cooperated with the British screenwriter Sidney Gilliat, a project which was soon abandoned for the novel. This was written in only six months between April and September 1933 – an indication of the urgency Feuchtwanger felt about warning the world of the horrors taking place in Germany. Published by Querido in Amsterdam, its title was changed to Die Geschwister Oppenheim [The Oppenheims] at the last …

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Citation:
Wallace, Ian. "Die Geschwister Oppermann". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 September 2009
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