Erika Mann as Elisabeth, 1929

Grete Vester :: Erika Mann als Elisabeth in Schillers Don Carlos, Munich, 1929. Foto: Grete Vester. | src Münchner Stadtbibliothek - Monacensia via N & N Magazine
Grete Vester :: Erika Mann als Elisabeth in Schillers Don Carlos, Munich, 1929. Foto: Grete Vester. | src Münchner Stadtbibliothek – Monacensia via N & N Magazine
Grete Vester :: Erika Mann (1905 - 1969) as Elisabeth in Schiller’s Don Carlos, Munich, 1929. Foto: Grete Vester. © Münchner Stadtbibliothek - Monacensia. | src Erika Mann: Cabaret artist – war correspondent – political speaker exhibition by Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus
Grete Vester :: Erika Mann (1905 – 1969) as Elisabeth in Schiller’s Don Carlos, Munich, 1929. Foto: Grete Vester. © Münchner Stadtbibliothek – Monacensia. | src Erika Mann: Cabaret artist – war correspondent – political speaker exhibition by Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus

The Picture was taken before the journalistic campaign carried out by the National Socialist press organs against Erika Mann [in response to her participation in the pacifist women’s associations rally that took place in the hall of the Münchner Hotel Union on the evening of 13th January 1932] put an end to her career in Germany. This discrediting press campaign launched over the next days after the demonstration denounced the organizers as “a club of contenders for the lunatic asylum” and “pacifist peace hyenas”.
(quoted from Künste im Exil · Arts in Exile)

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