Life and Death in Nazi Germany 1934–5

  • Michael Balfour
  • Julian Frisby


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.


Party Member German Worker German People Catholic Clergy Emergency Decree 


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  1. 3.
    C. Sykes, Troubled Loyalty (1968), p. 396.Google Scholar

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© Michael Balfour and Julian Frisby 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Balfour
    • 1
  • Julian Frisby
  1. 1.University of East AngliaUK

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