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International Feuchtwanger Society

On 11 July 2001 scholars and journalists from the US and Europe came together in Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles) to found the International Feuchtwanger Society. The Society aims to increase awareness of the life and works of Lion and Marta Feuchtwanger and other German émigrés who settled in Southern California during and after the Nazi period. Lion Feuchtwanger was a best-selling author in the US and pre-war Europe who became an important cultural link between the two continents.

The Society issues a regular Newsletter and holds a series of conferences alternating between the US and Europe. The first conference, scheduled for spring 2003, was co-sponsored by the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library of the University of Southern California. It took place at the Villa Aurora, the Feuchtwanger's former home in Pacific Palisades. Subsequent conferences took place in Sanary-sur-Mer, France (2005), Los Angeles (2007), and Vienna (2009).

The most recent conference of the IFS was held on October 24-26, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. For the Conference schedule, click here. For the Conference poster, click here.










Internationale Feuchtwanger Gesellschaft

6. Zweijahrestagung und Feuchtwanger Familientreffen
23. bis 26. Oktober 2013 in Berlin
Jüdisches Museum Berlin

The conference is free of charge and open to the public (with few exceptions).
RSVP is requested at

Die Teilnahme an der Konferenz ist kostenfrei und Gäste sind für alle Programme (bis auf wenige Ausnahmen) herzlich willkommen.
Anmeldung wird erbeten unter



Ian Wallace (ed.)
Peter Lang, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2013. Feuchtwanger Studies Vol. 3
ISBN 978-3-0343-0919-6 pb.  (Softcover)
ISBN 978-3-0353-0359-9 (eBook)

Feuchtwanger and Remigration contains a selection from the proceedings of a conference organized by the International Feuchtwanger Society titled 'To Stay or not to Stay? German-speaking Exiles in Southern California after 1945,' held in September 2011 at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and at Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades

For more information about this volume, click here
To purchase these volumes, click here

Frank Stern (ed.)
Glaube und Kultur 1933-1945. «Der Tag wird kommen»
Peter Lang, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2011
Feuchtwanger Studies Vol. 2
Edited by Ian Wallace
ISBN 978-3-0343-0188-6 br.

Ian Wallace (ed.)
Peter Lang, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2009. Feuchtwanger Studies Vol. 1
Edited by Ian Wallace
ISBN 978-3-03911/954/7 pb.

Feuchtwanger and Film contains a selection of the proceedings of a conference organized by the IFS called Feuchtwanger and Film.




All International Feuchtwanger Society members receive the IFS newsletter from the International Feuchtwanger Society as a benefit of membership and are invited to participate in the society's symposia. The society welcomes submissions to the newsletter in English, German, French, Russian, or Italian.

Regular membership in the IFS is $30/year. Student and Emeritus memberships are $20/year, and Life memberships are $300.

To join the International Feuchtwanger Society, please request a membership form from Michaela Ullmann at, or download the current form here.


The 2013-2015 IFS officers were elected following the 2013 Conference. These officers will hold their positions until the next elections are held following to the 2015 IFS Conference.

President: Ian Wallace

Secretary: Marje Schuetze-Coburn

Treasurer: Michaela Ullmann

Newsletter Editor: Jörg Thunecke

Executive Committee: Daniel Azuelos, Geoff Davis, Tanja Kinkel, and Frank Stern

International Feuchtwanger Society
c/o Feuchtwanger Memorial Library
Doheny Memorial Library 206
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189


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Last update: December 9, 2013

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