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The Resource "Communazis" : FBI surveillance of German emigré writers, Alexander Stephan ; translated by Jan van Heurck

"Communazis" : FBI surveillance of German emigré writers, Alexander Stephan ; translated by Jan van Heurck

Label
"Communazis" : FBI surveillance of German emigré writers
Title
"Communazis"
Title remainder
FBI surveillance of German emigré writers
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Stephan ; translated by Jan van Heurck
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • "This book, based on secret FBI files released for the first time to Alexander Stephan under the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts, reveals the disturbing details and the surprising extent of government surveillance operations conducted against German exiles during World War II and the McCarthy era."
  • "Not only the FBI but also the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the House Un-American Activities Committee, and other agencies spied on the German emigres. Wiretaps were installed, mail was routinely opened and read, records of visitors were maintained. Searches - not always with legal warrants - were conducted, informants hired, and connections to exile writers established (Thomas Mann's daughter, Erika, volunteered her insights)
  • Stephan sets these activities in historical contest and discusses the widespread xenophobia and paranoia that surrounded Nazism and Communism, which were frequently conflated in the public imagination. The author illuminates not only the relationship between German anti-Nazis and U.S. politics of the period but also between intellectuals and the modern surveillance state."--Jacket
  • "This book, based on secret FBI files released for the first time to Alexander Stephan under the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts, reveals the disturbing details and the surprising extent of government surveillance operations conducted against German exiles during World War II and the McCarthy era." "Not only the FBI but also the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the House Un-American Activities Committee, and other agencies spied on the German emigres. Wiretaps were installed, mail was routinely opened and read, records of visitors were maintained. Searches - not always with legal warrants - were conducted, informants hired, and connections to exile writers established (Thomas Mann's daughter, Erika, volunteered her insights). Stephan sets these activities in historical contest and discusses the widespread xenophobia and paranoia that surrounded Nazism and Communism, which were frequently conflated in the public imagination. The author illuminates not only the relationship between German anti-Nazis and U.S. politics of the period but also between intellectuals and the modern surveillance state."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-2009
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stephan, Alexander
Dewey number
830.9/973/09043
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PT405
LC item number
.S741713 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Heurck, Jan van
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, Exiled
  • Authors, Exiled
  • German literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Authors, German
  • Authors, Exiled
  • Authors, Exiled
  • United States
Label
"Communazis" : FBI surveillance of German emigré writers, Alexander Stephan ; translated by Jan van Heurck
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • J. Edgar Hoover's America
  • The FBI and the exiles in Los Angeles
  • The FBI and the exiles in New York
  • The FBI and the exiles in Mexico
  • The FBI today : obtaining the files
Control code
43328917
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 362 pages
Isbn
9780300082029
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00021107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
"Communazis" : FBI surveillance of German emigré writers, Alexander Stephan ; translated by Jan van Heurck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • J. Edgar Hoover's America
  • The FBI and the exiles in Los Angeles
  • The FBI and the exiles in New York
  • The FBI and the exiles in Mexico
  • The FBI today : obtaining the files
Control code
43328917
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 362 pages
Isbn
9780300082029
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00021107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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