Feuchtwanger, Lion

(1884–1958)
   German novelist. Born in Munich, Feuchtwanger was a prolific author of popular books, chiefly on historical subjects, works notable for strong narrative and a colourful sense of period. Several of his books explore Jewish history, ancient and modern. Feuchtwanger came from an Orthodox family and studied philosophy as a young man. He began to write plays, three of them in collaboration with Ber-told Brecht, but did not receive much notice until the publication in 1925 of his best- seller, Jud Süss, a novel about Joseph OPPENHEIMER, the 18-century court Jew. He consolidated this success with several other historical novels; in the 1930s he was chiefly at work on a trilogy about the ancient Jewish historian, JOSEPHUS.
   When HITLER came to power, Feuchtwanger was out of Germany and he never returned. He went first to France where, in 1940, the Vichy government put him in a concentration camp. He escaped and made his way to America, where he settled. In the United States he seemed to forget the more bitter years of exile and wrote novels on such different historical figures as Benjamin Franklin, Goya, Rousseau and Jephta. His books were translated into many languages. He is mainly remembered for his large best-sellers, such as Proud Destiny (1947), This Is the Hour (1952), and Raquel, the Jewess of Toledo (1955).

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  • Feuchtwanger, Lion — (1884 1958)    novelist; his best work treated the problem of being Jewish in a non Jewish world. Born to an Orthodox family in Munich, he studied philosophy, German language, and anthropology and com pleted a doctorate in 1907. Through his drama …   Historical dictionary of Weimar Republik

  • Feuchtwanger, Lion — ▪ German writer born July 7, 1884, Munich, Ger. died Dec. 21, 1958, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.  German novelist and playwright known for his historical romances.       Born of a Jewish family, Feuchtwanger studied philology and literature at… …   Universalium

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  • Feuchtwanger, Lion — (1884 1958)    German historical novelist. He was born in Munich. He wrote plays as a young man and in 1926 his novel Jud Suss was published. Eventually he settled in the US. His novel The Oppermanns deals with a German Jewish family during the… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

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  • Lion Feuchtwanger — (* 7. Juli 1884 in München; † 21. Dezember 1958 in Los Angeles) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und einer der meistgelesenen deutschsprachigen Autoren des 20. Jahrhunderts. Briefmarke der Deutschen Post der DDR aus der Serie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Feuchtwanger — Feuchtwanger,   Lion, Schriftsteller, * München 7. 7. 1884, ✝ Los Angeles 21. 12. 1958; war Theaterkritiker, lebte viel im Ausland; 1914 wurde er bei Kriegsbeginn in Tunis interniert, floh nach Deutschland, wo er an der Revolution von 1918… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Lion Feuchtwanger — Stamp in memory of Lion Feuchtwanger Lion Feuchtwanger (7 July 1884 – 21 December 1958) was a German Jewish novelist and playwright. A prominent figure in the literary world of Weimar Germany, he influenced contemporaries including playwright… …   Wikipedia

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