Venice, Summer 1932 | Annemarie Schwarzenbach / Ricki Hallgarten / Klaus & Erika Mann


Klaus Mann, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Erika Mann and Ricki Hallgarten, 1932

“Memories are made of peculiar stuff, elusive and yet compelling, powerful and fleet.
You cannot trust your reminiscences, and yet there is no reality except the one we

Klaus Mann, The Turning Point, 1942


Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Klaus Mann, Erika Mann,Venice, 1932

“Actions may be judged according to time and place, and their values may change;
but style, language (apart from content) are crystallized at the moment.”

 Erika Mann, School for Barbarians, 1938



Erika Mann, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Klaus Mann,Venice, 1932

“Every moment, as it has passed, has changed something in them; Time has transformed
the faces, voices, laughter. For Time is a murderer, and every moment is a little death.”

Klaus Mann, Symphonie Pathetique. Ein Tschaikowsky- Roman

Annemarie Schwarzenbach and Erika Mann, Venice, 1932
Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908-42) Swiss writer, journalist, photographer and traveler.
Klaus Mann (1906-49) German writer, the son of German writer Thomas Mann.
Erika  Mann (1905-69) German actress, writer and Cabaret artist, the eldest daughter of novelist
Thomas Mann and Katia Pringsheim.
Ricki Hallgarten (1905-32)  German painter, son of Robert and Constance Hallgarten, friend of
Klaus and Erika Mann in Munich.

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