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Marta Feuchtwanger was born Marta Loeffler on December 21, 1891 in Germany. In 1912 she married German-Jewish writer Lion Feuchtwanger and went with him into exile during WWII. First they lived in Southern France in Sanary-sur-mer but had to flee in 1940. They escaped to the US in 1940. Marta and her husband Lion moved to Los Angeles in early 1941 where they eventually bought a house at 520 Paseo Miramar. During WWII the Feuchtwanger's house became a well-known gathering place for German-speaking exiles and their American friends. Both Marta and Lion also helped others persecuted by the Nazis to escape from Europe. After Lion Feuchtwanger's death in 1958, Marta dedicated her life to keeping his memory and his work alive. She willed her house and Lion's invaluable library to USC and became the first curator of the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library. Marta assisted researchers and gave tours to USC students on a regular basis and received an honorable doctorate from USC in 1981. Marta survived her husband by almost 30 years. She died in Santa Monica in 1987.

From the guide to the Marta Feuchtwanger papers, 1940-1987, (USC Libraries Special Collections)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Harold von Hofe papers, Bulk, 1940-1990, 1904-2000 USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Feuchtwanger, Marta. Marta Feuchtwanger papers. 1940-1987. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
creatorOf Marta Feuchtwanger papers, 1940-1987 USC Libraries Special Collections
Role Title Holding Repository
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correspondedWith Chaplin, Charles, 1889-1977 person
correspondedWith Dieterle, William, 1893-1972 person
associatedWith Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962 person
associatedWith Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-1958 person
associatedWith Feuchtwanger, Marta person
associatedWith Feuchtwanger, Marta. person
associatedWith Feuchtwanger Memorial Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Franklin, Carl M., (Carl Mason), 1911- person
correspondedWith Guggenheim, Felix, 1904-1976 person
associatedWith Mann, Heinrich, 1871-1950 person
associatedWith Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955 person
correspondedWith Mierendorff, Marta person
associatedWith Remarque, Erich Maria, 1898-1970 person
associatedWith Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith University of Southern California. corporateBody
associatedWith Von Hofe, Harold, 1912-2011 person
correspondedWith Wolff, Victoria, 1903-1992 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Los Angeles (Calif.)
German literature
Authors, German
Authors, German
Authors, German
Political campaigns
Conductors (Music)
German language
International relations
Nonprofit organizations
Simon Rodia's Towers (Los Angeles, Calif.)




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