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In Acht und Bann
In Acht und Bann
By Hans Georg Lehmann
Beck, 1976, 387 pp

Lehmann has hit upon the intriguing notion of combining a general study of political emigration and denaturalization under the Nazi regime with a case study of Willy Brandt's exile and return. The most fascinating (and perhaps most depressing) part of the book, which the author discussed with Brandt himself, is the account of the suspicion and resentment that greeted the emigres when they returned. Richly documented, this is an illuminating piece of work.