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The Devil in France: My Encounter with Him in the Summer of 1940

The Devil in France: My Encounter with Him in the Summer of 1940

By Lion Feuchtwanger

Viking, 1941, 265 pp.

The devil whom the author encountered was the French bureaucratic machine of which he became a victim when he was herded off to an internment camp along with many other "enemy aliens" at the time of the Blitzkrieg against France. Like other accounts of similar experiences, Mr. Feuchtwanger's story is a well-nigh incredible tale of official stupidity and callousness.