Quotation by Thomas Mann

Reduced to a miserable mass level, the level of a Hitler, German Romanticism broke out into hysterical barbarism.
Thomas Mann (1875–1955), German author, critic. first complete publication as Deutschland und die Deutschen in "Die Neue Rundschau," Stockholm, Heft 1, Oct. 1945. Germany and the German, p. 64, trans. by Helen T. Lowe-Porter, Library of Congress (1963).

Thomas Mann delivered this address in the Library of Congress, May 29, 1945.
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