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Die Geschwister Oppermann [BOOKS] ✮ Die Geschwister Oppermann ✰ Lion Feuchtwanger – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Roman Ein typisches Schicksal einer jüdischen Berliner Familie in den ersten Jahren der Barbarei Der Jude Gustav Oppermann feiert seinen 50 Geburtstag Man hofft dass die völkische Bewegung abflaut A Roman Ein typisches Schicksal einer jüdischen Berliner Familie in den ersten Jahren der Barbarei Der Jude Gustav Oppermann feiert seinen Geburtstag Man hofft dass die völkische Bewegung abflaut Aber die Barbarei nimmt schlagartig zu nachdem Hitler zum Reichskanzler ernannt worden war Dass die Menschenwürde mit Füßen getreten wird ist nun alltäglich geworden Die Personen des Romans reagieren unterschiedlich Gustav leistet Widerstandsarbeit und stirbt daraufhin an den Folgen eines Konzentrationslageraufenthaltes Ohne Beachtung der Demütungen wandelt Martin sein jüdisches Geschäftshaus in ein deutsches Möbelhaus um und holt sogar aus der Situation Vorteile Die Geschwister ePUB ´ für sich heraus Liselotte seine Frau schämt sich vor ihm und ihrem halbjüdishen Sohn eine Deutsche zu sein Ihr Sohn Berthold wählt lieber den Tod als seine Ansichten vor seinem nationalsozialistischen Lehrer zu verleugnen Liselottes Bruder steht zu seinen linksgerichteten Freunden und wendet sich gegen die Regierung Rektor Francois versucht erst sich mit dem neuen System zu arrangieren als er aber merkt dass er dieses mit sich selbst nicht mehr vereinbaren kann nimmt er den Verlust seines Postens und damit Armut in Kauf Weitere Schicksale die zeigen dass die Emigration die einzige Rettung für die Juden war werden in diesem Roman dargestellt und es wird auch die bedrückende Wahrheit deutlich dass man gleich nach der Machtergreifung Hitlers durchaus sehr viel über das unmenschliche und gewissenlose Vorgehen der Nationalsozialisten wusste und wie klar man die Entwicklung erkennen konnte.


10 thoughts on “Die Geschwister Oppermann

  1. E. G. E. G. says:

    Introduction by Ruth GruberAuthor's Note The Oppermanns The New York Times Book Review by Fred T March March 18 1934


  2. Lewis Weinstein Lewis Weinstein says:

    A superb and surprising novel written in the first year Hitler was Chancellor 1933 and yet capturing in frightening detail the horrors that were to come Feuchtwanger did not anticipate the Holocaust but he did see clearly how the Nazi terror against Jews would evolve and how Jews would react in largely inadeuate waysSince THE OPPERMANNS was published in 1934 I can use it in my novel the seuel to A Flood of Evil covering the same period At least one of my major characters Anna would have access to the book and in Germany Berthold could well have seen the NYT review published in early 1934 I think Feuchtwanger's perspective can be used to stimulate serious introspection and discussions


  3. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    What was it like for Jews in Germany leading up to the time when they were herded into concentration camps? This remarkably prescient novel written in 1934 almost a decade before the US involvement in WW II tells us All the horrible things that were to come were not obvious in 1934 many folks including many Jews thought that Hitler used his anti Semitic platform of hate simply to get elected to power Shortly after that he took over absolute power in a coup so what would be the point of actually carrying out a program to eliminate Jews from Germany? At first some Jews thought that their solidarity Jews would protect them rom the secret societies of thugs that were officially sanctioned by the German government There was an initial belief by some that “the rowdies would be punished’ Jews laughed over drinks at the ridiculous stuff in Hitler’s Mein Kampf The historical time period of this book that of the initial stages of the persecution of Jews reminds me of two other books I have reviewed The Death of My Adversary by Hans Keilson and The Discontinuity of Small Things by Kevin Haworth the latter about Jews in Denmark during the early occupation of that country by the Germans The novel follows the Oppermanns a well to do extended German Jewish family who own the premier furniture store in Berlin Siblings and cousins are medical doctors and scholars and manage the store They live in impressive houses and have maids and chauffeurs But we also see everyday German Jews the sales clerks who barely get by and have to live in apartment buildings alongside their brownshirt tormenters Little by little the noose tightens on the Jews We watch the incremental rise of officially sanctioned hatred; the return of cultured man to barbarism the theme that gives this novel its literary and historical value As the persecution escalated some Jews changed their names so as not to be identified as Jews Jewish boys were bullied in school by classmates and teachers alike Slander in the newspapers incited Germans against certain Jews criticized by name such as a medical researcher conducting “experiments on Aryans” Customers in the furniture store refused to be served by Jewish salesmen German friends dropped away; gave cold shoulders in clubs and soon even servants and doormen start treating Jews disrespectfully Eventually the police come for Jews in the night to beat them up and torture them before returning them home All of this predicted in 1934 A well written and frightening read


  4. Rick Slane Rick Slane says:

    I cannot say it any better than the New York Times ExtraordinaryNo single historical or fictional work has tellingly or insightfully depicted the insidious manner in which Nazism began to permeate the fabric of German society than Lion Feuchtwanger's great novel The Jewish owners of a furniture company and one of their sons face pressures in 1933 Germany


  5. James James says:

    The Oppermanns is a beautifully written and touching novel that was included in my reading for a class in the University of Chicago Basic Program where we studied Degenerate Art during the Third Reich Feuchtwanger's novel is a moving story of a Jewish families in 1930s Germany who are divided in their views about how to respond to both the actual physical and economic threats from the rising National Socialist movement The family members represented the varying views of changes that were occurring in Germany of the nineteen thirties with some taking a benign view and others showing concern by moving to Paris and elsewhere As the book begins the Nazis were gaining political control and the cultural and economic environment was beginning to change in Germany because of it For the first time in its history the Oppermann’s furniture business was forced to take on an approved Aryan partner in order to keep it running This is a move that contributes to their eventually losing it altogether The family must endure ever personal tragedies as the worst becomes a reality Those family members who departed from Germany were proven to be prescient in their caution as the ones who stayed too long found not just upheaval in their lives but real danger from the increasing limits placed on Jewish families and other undesirables Most of all this historical novel captured the cultural and political changes that made possible the burning of books and display of degenerate art As such I would recommend it to anyone interested in understanding the history of Germany in that era


  6. Alex Baugh Alex Baugh says:

    The Oppermanns is a compelling poignant novel written in late 1933 about a prosperous Jewish family’s first year living in Berlin under Nazi rule The family consists of three brothers and one sister Gustav Martin Edgar and Klara and with the exception of unmarried Gustav their spouses and children They had inherited the three generations old family business of making inexpensive furniture and they have always thought of themselves as intelligent educated Germans The novel begins on November 16 1932 It is Gustav Oppermanns 50th birthday but he wakes up with a very vague uneasy feeling Since he is a totally non political man and hasn't paid very close attention to what is happening in Germany he cannot identify the cause of his unease Following some self examination he realizes that he has actually become indifferent Disturbed by this insight he writes out a postcard to send to himself moving words from the Talmud that in the end will be an important driving force in Gustav’s lifeDear SirTake note of this for all your lifeIt is upon us to begin the workIt is not upon us to complete itYours very trulyGustav OppermannThe Nazis have been gaining ground and things are beginning to change in Germany because of it For the first time in its history the Oppermann’s furniture business is forced to take on an approved Aryan partner in order to keep it running This is a move that contributes to their eventually losing it altogether Not long after that Edgar a prominent surgeon known for a very successful cure he developed called the Oppermann Treatment is forced out of his clinic falsely accused of mistreating his Aryan patients But saddest of all is the story of Berthold the 17 year old son of Martin and his non Jewish wife Liselotte Berthold finds himself faced with an increasingly hostile Nazi teacher and his student followers when he refuses to “aryanize” a history report Young and idealistic Berthold is eventually driven to suicide Ultimately the family is forced to flee Germany and Gustav goes into exile in Switzerland He like Feuchtwanger had never taken Hitler seriously in the beginning After all how could this silly little man with the funny mustache who couldn’t even write a good German sentence in Mein Kampf rule a country like Germany? But after Berthold’s suicide his eyes are opened and he begins to read everything he can about events in Germany Gustav eventually makes the decision to return to Germany under a false identity and see for himself just what is happening and to records these things As he travels around Germany he collects all kinds of examples of Nazi abuses but one day he is caught arrested and sent to a concentration campWhat makes The Oppermanns so interesting is that it has the distinction of being the first story of its kind to tell about life under the Nazis and how it affected people opposed to Hitler Feuchtwanger had based this story on reports he heard from people who had fled Germany for what they thought would be the safety of France and it is probably one of Feuchtwanger's better novels at least in my opinion Feuchtwanger had himself taken refuge in Paris when Hitler became chancellor of Germany and friends warned him not to return home – the Nazis had already been searched his home and he was on the list of banned books that were subseuently burned Feuchtwanger remained in France until 1940 when he was arrested and placed in an internment camp for future deportation to a concentration camp and certain death He is one of the artists that were rescued by Varian Fry see my review In Defiance of Hitler the Secret Mission of Varian Fry by Carla Killough McClafferty The Oppermanns is a straight forward story that when reading it with hindsight contains a great deal of prescience almost prophetically so As a work of historical fiction it is a good book for YA readers because it is not a complicated or terribly sophisticated work reuiring a great deal of background knowledge to make it understandable This accessibility would have a great deal of appeal to a high school age reader interested in history or those who simply like historical novels When The Oppermanns was first published in the United States it was extraordinarily popular spending a good number of weeks on the NYTimes Bestseller List However in the American version the ending was changed from the original German which is unfortunate since I think the ending Feuchtwanger wrote made The Oppermanns a powerful book Nevertheless it is still a very worthwhile book to read This book is recommended for readers’ ages 14 to adultThis book was purchased for my personal library


  7. Goody Goody says:

    Finished in 1934 The Oppermanns predicts the future of Germany a band of irrational Nazi cultists has infiltrated the country's infrastructure teachers are replaced by cheer leaders for Hitler Jewish shops change their ownership or are destroyed and faith in government replaces reason Each member of the Oppermann family approaches the problem differently but they all share the irrefutable knowledge that something dark is growing inside Germany Hitler was not brought into power by the malicious whims of a blood hungry race; he grabbed much of his power by banking on the indifference of an entire continent This is one of my favorite books and it is grippingly relevant


  8. Hermien Hermien says:

    Amazing that this book was written in 1934 Even the most pessimistic people could not have imagined how bad things would really get and how long it would last


  9. Ilanka Ilanka says:

    The book so well written and has made upon me deep impressionIt's tells about Germany1933when Nazis came to powerMajor characters are a rich Jewish family The book describes their destinyIt is read easily though It asks so many important moral uestionsI loved this book and it's very much recommended


  10. Susan Susan says:

    Excellent Details a work of art for each character


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