Kammer 1
7. Dec 20:00 Hrs

JAHRHUNDERTBRIEFE #3

LION FEUCHTWANGER AND ARNOLD ZWEIG CORRESPONDANCE BETWEEN 1933 AND 1958 / READING BY: WALTER HESS AND JOCHEN NOCH

The correspondence between Lion Feuchtwanger and Arnold Zweig is one of the most interesting records of Germans in exile. The two writers, who were close to each other in age, had already had different positions in the Weimar Republic: Feuchtwanger had been a best-selling author, whereas Arnold Zweig, had always been fighting for prestige and reputation. Their experiences in exile were also diametrically opposed. Feuchtwanger went to California; Zweig settled in Palestine. Similarly, their post-war situations also differed: Feuchtwanger continued his success in California, while Zweig returned to the GDR, where he lived until his death. Their correspondence ended in the year of Feuchtwanger’s death, which Arnold Zweig survived by ten years