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Robinson, Armin L., 1900-1985

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1900 - 1985

Armin Lackenbach (Robinson) was born on February 23, 1900 in Vienna, Austria. He was an Austrian music publisher and lyricist on Berlin, Germany. He fled the Nazi regime in 1934 and moved to Zurich, Switzerland. In 1938, he went into exile in the United States returning to Switzerland after World War II. Robinson died on September 12, 1985.

In the summer of 1942, Armin L. Robinson invited Thomas Mann and nine other writers from several countries to cooperate in a film about the Ten Commandments, , meant to ddenounce the systematic violation of the Commandments, by Hitler's regime. Instead of a film, a collection of short stories or novellas was made under the title "The Ten Commandments: Ten Short Novels of Hitler's War Against the Moral Code." Each novella dealt with one commandments, and the collection was provided with an introduction by Hermann Rauschning, a prominent ex-Nazi who had emigrated to the United States....Thomas Mann's novella, which opened the collection was entitled "Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods before Me" (Das Gesetz) was later published separately as "The Tables of the Law." (from Kees van Hage-Muziek en literatuur)

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"The Ten Commandments: Ten Short Novels of Hitler's War Against the Moral Code" typescripts

MS-216
 Collection
Identifier: MS-216
Overview "The Ten Commandments: Ten Short Novels of Hitler's War Against the Moral Code" (1943). Typescripts of short stories in German, English and French by Herman Rauschning, Thomas Mann, Rebecca West, Franz Werfel, John Erskine, Bruno Frank, Jules Romains, Andre Maurois, Sigrid Undset, Hendrik Willem van Loon, Louis Bromfield for this book which was edited by Armin L. Robinson.