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A selection of works by Thomas Mann, whose writings were banned by the Nazis.
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Thomas Mann, recipient of the 1929 Nobel Prize for Literature, was one of many authors whose works were prohibited by the Nazi Party. Authors, living and dead, were placed on the list because of their Jewish descent, pacifist or communist sympathies or suspicion thereof, or because the subject matter was deemed 'degenerate'. Other authors included Bertolt Brecht, Sigmund Freud and Oscar Wilde.

Mann's books were also destroyed across Germany and Austria during the book burnings of 1933 as part of a campaign organised by the German Student Union.

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