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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 9 November 1905Munich, Germany
Date of Death 27 August 1969Zurich, Switzerland  (brain tumor)
Nickname Eri

Mini Bio (1)

Erika Mann was born on November 9, 1905 in Munich, Germany. She was a writer and actress, known for Confessions of Felix Krull (1957), The Buddenbrooks (1959) and Wälsungenblut (1965). She was married to W.H. Auden and Gustaf Gründgens. She died on August 27, 1969 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Spouse (2)

W.H. Auden (15 June 1935 - 27 August 1969) (her death)
Gustaf Gründgens (24 July 1926 - 1929) (divorced)

Trivia (6)

Eldest daughter of Thomas Mann.
Married W.H. Auden to obtain a British passport so she wouldn't have to return to Nazi Germany. She then went to the United States.
Her first trip back to Europe was with her father in 1945/6.
In 1933, she founded an anti-Fascist cabaret called "Die Pfeffermühle" (The Peppermill) in Munich, but had to leave Germany some months later. It opened in Zurich again and became a rallying point for exiles.
Played by Sophie Rois on "Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman, Die" (2001) (mini)_ .
Sister of Klaus Mann, Golo Mann, Monika Mann, Elisabeth Mann-Borgese and Michael Mann.

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