Colm Tóibín: The Mann Family, 6 November 2008
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“... writes that Mann, in these years, developed friendships, some of them close, with figures such as Ernst Bertram, Elisabeth Mann’s godfather, who later became supporters of the Nazis or fellow-travellers with the regime. Kurzke is cautious, however, about making too much of this: Does that make Thomas Mann a precursor of Fascism? He certainly made an effort ...”