Internal emigration

internal emigration designates the attitude of writers and artists, who stood in the time of the national socialism in opposition for government, however not from Germany (and/or. after the Annexion 1938 from Austria) emigrated.

The term goes on a word coinage from franc Thiessback, which described thereby the handy situation of those persons (in particular artists), who faced the national socialism critically to rejecting and whose works were often explained by the Nazi regime as “entarteter art “from their convicition, however by personal and family circumstances onan emigration and/or. Escape were prevented, or from an attitude of the cultural and/or ethical responsibility their fellow man in relation to to remaining moved felt, however from the Nazis not to take in itself did not leave, but cooperated often in resistance circles and by spreading of their works in the underground thatpervasive Nazi propaganda to work against endeavored were.

Among „the internal emigrants “rank:


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