Feuchtwanger, Marta.

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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, escaping to the United States. Marta and 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 description of Marta Feuchtwanger papers. 1940-1987. (San Leandro Community Library). WorldCat record id: 759537471

Born Marta Loffler, 1891; married Lion Feuchtwanger.

From the description of An emigre life: Munich, Berlin, Sanary, Pacific Palisades, 1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70944257

Widow of German writer Lion Feuchtwanger, and curator of his library (now at the University of Southern California).

From the description of An oral history interview with Marta Feuchtwanger / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by David Farenth, Los Angeles, 1984 April 3 : recording and transcript. (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison). WorldCat record id: 122612284

From the description of An oral history interview with Marta Feuchtwanger / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by Alan Rich, Los Angeles, 1984 : recording and transcript. (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison). WorldCat record id: 122537836

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referencedIn Sharp, Martha Dickie, 1905-1999. Martha and Waitstill Sharp collection [electronic resource], 1905-2005. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
referencedIn Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962. Hanns Eisler papers, 1942-1948. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
creatorOf Feuchtwanger, Marta,. An oral history interview with Marta Feuchtwanger / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by David Farenth, Los Angeles, 1984 April 3 : recording and transcript. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
referencedIn Von Hofe, Harold, 1912-2011. Harold von Hofe papers, 1904-2000 (bulk 1940-1990). University of Southern California, USC Libraries
creatorOf Feuchtwanger, Marta. An emigre life: Munich, Berlin, Sanary, Pacific Palisades, 1976. American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-1958. Feuchtwanger Archive, 1906-2000. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn Guggenheim, Felix. Felix Guggenheim papers, 1941-1976. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
creatorOf Lorant, Stefan, 1901-1997. Stefan Lorant collection, ca. 1869-1993 (bulk 1920-1992). Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Feuchtwanger, Marta,. An oral history interview with Marta Feuchtwanger / conducted for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by Alan Rich, Los Angeles, 1984 : recording and transcript. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
referencedIn Marcuse, Ludwig, 1894-1971. Ludwig Marcuse papers, 1925-1984 (bulk 1933-1950). University of Southern California, USC Libraries
creatorOf Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-1958. Correspondence with Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, ca. 1938-1964. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. Oral history collection, 1983-1986. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Feuchtwanger, Marta. Marta Feuchtwanger papers. 1940-1987. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
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associatedWith Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. person
correspondedWith Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977 person
correspondedWith Dieterle, William, 1893-1972 person
associatedWith Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962. person
associatedWith Farneth, David. person
associatedWith Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-1958. person
associatedWith Feuchtwanger Memorial Library corporateBody
associatedWith Franklin, Carl Mason, 1911- person
correspondedWith Guggenheim, Felix. person
associatedWith Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. corporateBody
associatedWith Lenya, Lotte, 1898-1981. person
associatedWith Lorant, Stefan, 1901-1997. person
associatedWith Mann, Heinrich, 1871-1950 person
associatedWith Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. person
associatedWith Marcuse, Ludwig, 1894-1971. person
correspondedWith Mierendorff, Marta person
associatedWith Neher, Caspar. person
associatedWith Remarque, Erich Maria, 1898-1970 person
associatedWith Rich, Alan. person
associatedWith Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951. person
associatedWith Sharp, Martha Dickie, 1905-1999. person
associatedWith Toch, Ernst, 1887-1964. person
associatedWith University of Southern California corporateBody
associatedWith Von Hofe, Harold, 1912-2011. person
associatedWith Waldo, Hilde person
associatedWith Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. person
correspondedWith Wolff, Victoria, 1903-1992 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Germany--Munich
California
California--Los Angeles
United States
France--Sanary
California--Los Angeles
Germany--Berlin
Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Germany
Germany
Germany
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Germany
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Authors, German--20th century--Biography--Archival resources
Authors, German--20th century--Archival resources
Anti-fascist movements
Jews
Conductors (Music)--20th century--Archival resources
Celebrities--Archival resources
Jewish refugees
Theater--1918-1933
Exiles--History--20th century--Archival resources
Composers--20th century--Archival resources
International relations--20th century--Archival resources
Musicians--Archival resources
Jews--History--20th century--Archival resources
German artists--Exile
German literature--Archival resources
Simon Rodia's Towers (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Archival resources
Artists--Archival resources
Nonprofit organizations--Archival resources
German language--Archival resources
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Political campaigns--20th century--Archival resources
Political refugees
Theater--20th century--Archival resources
Charities--Archival resources
Jewish authors
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Birth 1891-01-21

Death 1987-10-25

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