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Lion Feuchtwanger Archive

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Special Collections
(213) 740 5900

Special Collections, DML 209


Lion Feuchtwanger (1884 -1958) was a German Jewish emigre writer who fled Europe during World War II and lived in Los Angeles from 1941 until his death. The Lion Feuchtwanger Archive was given to the University of Southern California by his widow, Marta Feuchtwanger. The voluminous archival material collected by Lion Feuchtwanger includes his personal and business correspondence, multiple versions of his writings, reviews of his works, photographs and other personal artifacts. In addition, the archive contains the correspondence of Marta Feuchtwanger who survived her husband by almost 30 years. Marta Feuchtwanger remained an important figure in the exile community and devoted the remainder of her life to promoting the work of her husband. The archive also includes correspondence and manuscript material from fellow exiles Hanns Eisler, Heinrich Mann and Ludwig Marcuse.

The Lion Feuchtwanger Archive is housed within Special Collections in the Doheny Memorial Library.

Please note: We are glad to announce the 3rd Conference of the International Feuchtwanger Society to be held at the University of Southern California and the Villa Aurora

September 5-7, 2007.

In conjunction with this year's topic "FEUCHTWANGER AND FILM," the conference features screenings of two film adaptations of Feuchtwanger's novels and highlights the creativity of film composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold through an exhibition and concert.

The conference is free and open to the public. To RSVP or for further information please call 213.740.8185 or email