Banned - Ostracised - Banished

Women writers in resistance against the Nazis

No sooner had German-speaking women writers begun to make their mark on the literary scene at the start of the 20th century than their way was already being barred by the Nazis’ cultural policy. As a result of their political convictions, their style of writing, the way they presented women, or simply because they were Jews, they found their work banned, while they themselves were ostracised and banished. Here, for the first time, Edda Ziegler presents an overview of the fate of female writers including Erika Mann, Mascha Kaléko, Anna Seghers, Irmgard Keun and Nelly Sachs. She describes their lives, their exile, their writing and publishing in foreign lands and languages – as well as delving into the difficult relationship they subsequently had with their former homeland in the time of new beginnings post-1945.


dtv Sachbuch
368 pages, ISBN 978-3-423-34611-5
1. Mai 2010