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.

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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.

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.

Mrs. Feuchtwanger covers two general topics: theater in Berlin during the Weimar republic and the community of German exiles in California during World War II. She focuses on Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, Caspar Neher, Lotte Lenya, and her husband. She includes an account of the writing of the Moritat vom Mackie Messer (Mack the Knife).

1 transcript (22 p.) ; 28 cm.1 sound cassette (ca. 45 min.) : analog, 1 5/16 ips., stereo.

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Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-1958

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The best-selling novelist, Lion Feuchtwanger, fled Germany in 1933 with the rise of the National Socialists. Living first in exile in France (1933-1940), Feuchtwanger and his wife, Marta, ultimately emigrated to the United States in 1940, coming to Los Angeles in 1941. Lion Feuchtwanger is perhaps best known for his historical novel, Jud Süss (1925; Jew Suess), and his novel Erfolg (1930; Success), the first novel that predicts the reign of terror of National Socialism. Lion Feuchtwanger lived ...

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