On the boat to South Africa Helmuth had taken advantage of the freedom to write not only to Karin Michaelis and Hell Weigel but also to a third member of the Schwarzwald group, Maria Lazar, who was living like the others in Sweden. He made a frivolous attempt at a sociological sketch of the Third Reich which can be instructively compared with the much profounder and more serious picture drawn by him nine years later.* The superficial jocularity, however, masked not only anxiety about the future course of German society but also uncertainty about his own position as a landowner with a famous name.
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- 3.C. Sykes, Troubled Loyalty (1968), p. 396.Google Scholar