20 February 2009

Mary Mann

On this day in 1938, German novelist and Nobelist, Thomas Mann, was on his way to America aboard the RMS Queen Mary. During the trip, he wrote to his brother, Heinrich, noting that so far the crossing had been calm and that, "...the gigantic ship, nearly unassailable, it seems, rolled laterally just one day, and that doesn't make one seasick." 

Mann was in voluntary exile from the Third Reich. 

Letters of Heinrich and Thomas Mann, 1900-1949

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