Urzidil, Johannes, 1896-1970

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Urzidil was a friend of Werfel from the circle of acquaintances who had often gathered in Café Arco in Prague. He had emigrated to England around 1939 and arrived in the U.S. in 1941, where he settled in New York City.

From the description of Correspondence to Franz Werfel and Adolf Klarmann, 1941-1964. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864686

Biographical note: German emigre writer.

Urzidil was born in Prague, from which he and his wife were forced to emigrate because of their Jewish ancestry. Urzidil settled in New York City in 1941. He worked for the Voice of America in the 1950s and published a novel and several volumes of short stories in the 1960s.

From the description of Johannes Urzidil letters, 1946-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122528706

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referencedIn Dorothy Thompson Papers, 1914-1961, 1940-1961 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars. Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records. 1927-1949. New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Urzidil, Gertrude, 1898-1977. Reminiscences of Gertrude Urzidil : oral history, 1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Urzidil, Johannes, 1896-1970. Johannes Urzidil letters, 1946-1970. University at Albany, University Libraries
creatorOf Beckmann, Hannes, 1909-1977. Papers, 1928-1977. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Urzidil, Johannes, 1896-1970. Correspondence to Franz Werfel and Adolf Klarmann, 1941-1964. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn George, Manfred, 1893-1965. Manfred George papers, 1933-1965. University at Albany, University Libraries
referencedIn Gertrud and Friedrich Hermann Family Collection, 1908-1962 Leo Baeck Institute.
referencedIn Johannes and Gertrude Urzidil Collection, 1753-1996 Leo Baeck Institute.
referencedIn Zweig, Friderike Maria Burger Winternitz, 1882-1971. Friderike Zweig papers, 1906-1968. University at Albany, University Libraries
referencedIn Urzidil, Gertrude, 1898-1977. Address on Franz Kafka and the literary movement of the 1920s [manuscript], ca. 1950. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Friedrich Bill Collection, 1906-1972, bulk 1920-1960 Leo Baeck Institute.
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associatedWith Beckmann, Hannes, 1909-1977. person
associatedWith Bill, Friedrich person
associatedWith Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars corporateBody
associatedWith George, Manfred, 1893-1965. person
associatedWith Hermann, Friedrich, b. 1902 person
associatedWith Hermann, Gertrud (née Reinemann), b. 1907 person
associatedWith Johannes, 1896-1977 and Gertrude, 1898-1977 person
associatedWith Schuerer, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Schuerer, Oskar. person
associatedWith Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961 person
associatedWith Urzidil, Gertrude, 1898-1977. person
associatedWith Zweig, Friderike Maria Burger Winternitz, 1882-1971. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Czechoslovakia
United States
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Authors, Exiled
Jews
Exiles' writings, German
Czech
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Birth 1896-02-03

Death 1970-11-02

Czechs

German,

English

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