Professor Reinhard Wittmann, joint curator (with Dr. Vera Bachmann) of the 2014/15 exhibition on Lion Feuchtwanger’s novel Erfolg at Literaturhaus Munich, gave the following radio interview on Deutschlandfunk to coincide with the opening of the exhibition.


In the radio interview, Professor Wittmann explained the main purpose of the exhibition, namely to place the novel in its social-historical context and to draw attention to the circumstances in Bavaria in the late 1920s when Lion Feuchtwanger was writing the novel, including the politicization of the judicial system and anti-progressive attitudes in many parts of society.

Leave a Reply