Neumann, Alfred, 1895-1952

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Alfred Neumann left Germany in 1933, moving to Italy and then to France; he emigrated to the U.S. in 1941, settling in California. In 1949 he returned to Florence; he died in Lugano. Katherine Neumann (who signs her letters "Kitty") was Alfred's wife. The Neumanns were good friends of Alma Mahler; she mentions them in her memoir Mein Leben as belonging to the close circle of friends in California with whom she and Franz Werfel socialized. Adolf Klarmann and his wife, Isolde, apparently developed a good friendship with the Neumanns as well.

From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, Franz Werfel and Adolf Klarmann, ca. 1943-1973. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864040

From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, Franz Werfel and Adolf Klarmann, ca. 1943-1973. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 457136456

Neumann was born in Lautenburg, West Prussia (today Lidzbark, Poland) in 1895. He attained renown as a writer and novelist in Germany, and won the Kleist Prize (Kleist-Preis) in 1926. He left Germany for Italy in 1933, and eventually settled in Los Angeles in 1941, where he worked as a screenwriter in the film industry. A couple of his novels and screenplays were adapted into films. In 1949 he and his wife returned to Europe. Neumann died in Lugano, Switzerland in 1952.

From the guide to the Alfred Neumann Collection, 1927-1976, bulk 1927-1962, (Leo Baeck Institute Archives)

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referencedIn Jean Burden Papers, 1931-1992 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Marta Mierendorff papers, 1933-1985 USC Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Neumann, Alfred, 1895-1952. Correspondence to Alma Mahler, Franz Werfel and Adolf Klarmann, ca. 1943-1973. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Alfred Neumann Collection, 1927-1976, bulk 1927-1962 Leo Baeck Institute Archives
referencedIn Mierendorff, Marta. Marta Mierendorff papers, 1933-1985. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn Theo Feldman papers, 1629-1957 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Guggenheim, Felix. Felix Guggenheim papers, 1941-1976. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
creatorOf Neumann, Alfred, 1895-1952. Correspondence to Alma Mahler, Franz Werfel and Adolf Klarmann, ca. 1943-1973. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Feldman, Theo, 1891-1957. Theo Feldman papers, 1629-1957. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Felix Guggenheim papers, 1941-1976 USC Libraries Special Collections
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associatedWith Burden, Jean. person
associatedWith Feldman, Theo, 1891-1957. person
associatedWith Frey, Alexander M. (Alexander Moritz), 1881-1957 person
correspondedWith Guggenheim, Felix person
correspondedWith Guggenheim, Felix. person
associatedWith Mierendorff, Marta. person
associatedWith Neumann, Katherine. person
associatedWith Neumann, Kitty person
associatedWith Tau, Max, 1897-1976 person
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Birth 1895-10-15

Death 1952-10-02

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