German Exiles in Southern California
Ludwig Marcuse (1894-1971)
Marcuse worked as a theater critic in the 1920s in Berlin and Frankfurt.
Marcuse also wrote philosophical essays and several biographies, including
Georg Bücher (1922), Strindberg (1922)
and Heinrich Heine (1933). His autobiography, Mein
zwanzigstes Jahrhundert, was published in 1960.
In the mid 20s Marcuse met and married Erna (Sascha) Reich. In 1933
the Marcuses were forced to flee Nazi Germany, living first in Sanary,
Southern France, then escaping in 1939 to the United States. They
stayed briefly in New York before traveling to Los Angeles. Marcuse
became an American citizen in 1944, a year later he began teaching
German literature and German philosophy at the University of Southern
California. In 1961 Marcuse retired from USC and the following year
returned with his wife to Germany.
Los Angeles the Marcuses lived at several addresses: 340 N. Oakhurst
(shown above left) in Beverly Hills, 1870 Benedict Canyon Road
in Hollywood, and 451 San Vicente Boulvevard (shown above right)
in Santa Monica.
in Southern California: 1939-1962.
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Manfred Brauneck. Reinbeck bei Hamburg: Rowohlt, 1991.
von und an Ludwig Marcuse. Edited by Harold von Hofe. Zürich:
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