Correspondence with Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1940-1944.


Correspondence with Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1940-1944.

The item from Louise Wise is an invitation to Werfel to address a meeting in the American Jewish Congress's Women's Division; and 1 item from Stephen Wise discusses the details of a planned lecture that Werfel was to give at the Free Synagogue. 2 items pertain to the immigration of Werfel's parents: 1 from Marianne Rieser (carbon copy) appeals to Wise to provide an affidavit, in support of the visa applications, testifying to the emergency nature of their situation; and 1 item from Warren to Wise (typescript) notifies him that their applications have been approved.

7 items (7 leaves).



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