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Thomas Mann

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Thomas Mann in 1929

Paul Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German writer and social critic. He was born in Germany, but moved to Switzerland after Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933. Mann wrote Buddenbrooks and The Magic Mountain. Mann recieved the Novel Literature Price in 1929.

Mann became one of the biggest critics of the Nazi regime. His literature is an example of the Exilliteratur; the literature of the writers of dared to criticize Hitler.