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1935: German writers stripped of their citizenship  
On June 8, 1935, the Nazi Reich's Interior Ministry published its fourth denaturalization list. It included 41 people who from then on, no longer qualified for German citizenship. Among them were writers such as Erika Mann and Bertolt Brecht or critical journalists like Karl Höltermann. They were all declared unworthy of their nationality. In other words, from this date on, they were no longer Germans.

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On 8 June 1935 the German Reich began to persecute writers. What type of political action was taken against them?
  Their books were not published.
  Their citizenship was revoked.
  Their books were banned.
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