Books: Exiles

Last week scores of German and Austrian novelists, poets, journalists and thinkers still besieged the U. S. consulate at Lisbon, Portugal, trying to escape their Nazi pursuers by getting into the U. S.

Some 120 more waited in southern France with the desperate stolidity of animals who hear the hunter coming toward the trap. In the U. S. two committees were trying to get them out. One was the Emergency Rescue Committee, which claims to have brought to the U. S. since last July some 50 writers-in-exile, including Heinrich Mann, Franz Werfel, Konrad Heiden,...

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