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Brains Behind Barbed Wire! - A report on Germans - writers, scientists, doctors, etc., persecuted by Nazi Germany for opposing the regime. New York, 1934 - first edition

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Brains Behind Barbed Wire! A Collective Report by the Association of Proletarian Revolutionary Writers of Germany, Published by Universum-Basel. New York, 1934 - first edition. English.

A list of well-known German personalities of all fields - writers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, future soldiers, and educators. And details about what was done with each of them in Germany after they were identified as "opponents of the regime". Among them, the Prussian Minister of Culture Dr. Rust - it was declared that he is "not friendly to the Nazi regime", Karl von Ossitzky, the scientist Hermann Danker (among those arrested the morning after the burning of the Reichstag), Theodor Lessing - "the well-known scholar from Hanover" a German-Jewish philosopher and publicist who lived In Germany. Murdered by the Nazis in 1933. Dr. Siegfried Walker, and others. Important German personalities representing a wide range of opinions, who had the courage to stand up at an early stage, and publicly express their opposition to everything that Nazi Germany stood for, and were persecuted by the Nazis, some exiled, and some murdered. "Needless to say that the cases reported here are of intellectuals of various beliefs and political affiliations: pacifists, militant defenders of democracy, socialists, anarchists, communists, and even those who would loosely be called "liberals". Fascism did not limit its terror to "Marxists" nor to Jews. Among the following 20 cases, men who were by birth and origin Protestants, Catholics, Jews; who were by conviction free thinkers, deists, agnostics, atheists, or what not...for all of them, a protest must be made, strong, persistent, repeated protests. To stir up this protest, and to stir up material aid to the minds now tormented by madness behind Hitler's barbed wire, this booklet is dedicated..." (from the introduction).
At the end of the booklet under the title: "What should we do?" The publisher writes that one must get out of a passive position. "Write wherever you have a piece of paper to print! Speak wherever you can hold people's attention even for a moment! Protest everywhere against Nazi Germany! Demand accountability from the representatives of the "New Germany"!... Don't let time pass...".

32 p. Tears and losses in the margins of the cover. The body of the book is in very good condition.

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110. Brains Behind Barbed Wire! - A report on Germans - writers, scientists, doctors, etc., persecuted by Nazi Germany for opposing the regime. New York, 1934 - first edition