Warburg, Siegmund, Sir, 1902-1982Alternative names
Stefan Zweig was born in Vienna on November 28th, 1881. He was one of the most important German-language authors of his generation. He wrote pieces in several genres, such as prose, poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction. In 1934, Zweig immigrated to Great Britain and became a naturalized citizen in 1940. In the same year, however, he moved to the United States. He settled in Brazil in 1941. It was in Petropolis, Brazil, where he and his second wife Charlotte Altmann committed suicide on February 23rd, 1942.
Siegmund Georg Warburg was born in Seeburg, a village in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, on September 30th, 1902. He trained as a banker at his uncle’s (Max Warburg) bank in Hamburg and the Rothschild Bank in London, England. In 1934 he immigrated to Great Britain and continued his work as a banker. He was furthermore involved in activities on behalf of Jewish causes. He was knighted in 1964, and died in London on October 18th, 1982.
From the guide to the Stefan Zweig-Siegmund Warburg Correspondence, 1918-1943, bulk 1934-1941, (Leo Baeck Institute)
- Jewish bankers
- Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (as recorded)
- Bath (England) (as recorded)
- London (England) (as recorded)
- New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
- Salzburg (Austria) (as recorded)