He still passed his exams with high grades but refused to go to university.
(6) Heinrich Mann refused to join the family business and in October 1889, he was employed by the Dresden book shop of Jaensch & Zahn as an apprentice.
In 1863, at the age of 23, had inherited the ownership of the Johann Siegmund Mann firm, a granary and shipping business dating back to the previous century.
(1) Heinrich remembered his father as "young, gay, and carefree." (2) Heinrich's brother, Thomas Mann, later recalled his father's "dignity and good sense, his ambition and industry, his personal and intellectual distinction, his social talents and his humor...
He also admired Heine: "In his enthusiasm for Heine, in trying his hand at verse, fiction, and criticism, Thomas at this time was faithfully following in the footsteps of his elder brother.
His youthful revolt against society, natural though it was for his age, seems also to have been borrowed from his brother, who was bohemian by instinct". It was anti-capitalist and frequently anti-Semitic: "Heinrich drew caricatures of wealthy Jews and intellectuals, and he attacked the power of the Jewish press." (10) In 1896 he moved to Paris and wrote what became known as "My Plan".
On 9th November, 1918, Kaiser Wilhelm II also abdicated and the Chancellor, Max von Baden, handed power over to Friedrich Ebert, the leader of the German Social Democrat Party.Eisner made it clear that this revolution was different from the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia and announced that all private property would be protected by the new government.Eisner explained that his program would be based on democracy, pacifism and anti-militarism.He was a supporter of Kurt Eisner, the Jewish leader of the Independent Socialist Party in Munich.
This was a departure from his earlier anti-Semitism.The following year Heinrich Mann moved to Berlin with the ambition to be a successful novelist.