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Stefan Zweig autographs collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 834

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists mainly of correspondence from the famous Austrian writer Stefan Zweig with various friends and acquaintances, acquired by the Leo Back Institute in New York through donations and auctions. Also included are copies and a few printed materials.

The following individuals are mentioned in this collection:

Eisemann; Artur Fischer-Colbrie; Wolfgang Goetz; Dr. Guggenheim; Paul Hirsch; Henry Joske; Hellmut Meyer; Max Rieser; Ella Spiero; Oskar Schmitz; Frau Woltinski; and Paul Zesch.

Dates

  • 1915-1942

Language of Materials

This collection is in German and some English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Stefan Zweig was born November 28, 1881, in Vienna, Austria into a family of wealthy industrialist. He studied in Austria, France, and Germany, earning his doctoral degree at the University of Vienna. After a short stop as literary editor of the Neue Freie Presse under Theaodor Herzl, Stefan Zweig became a most prolific and widely read critic and author of novels, biographies, plays, etc. In 1913 he settled in Salzburg, getting married to Friderike von Winternitz in 1914. During World War I he worked in the archives of the Austrian Armed Forces and became afterwards one of the great proponents of peaceful coexistence in Europe, living in Salzburg and travelling widely. After Austria’s Anschluss to Nazi Germany in 1938, Zweig became a British citizen, and in 1940, after a lecture tour in South America, he settled in Brazil. Disillusioned and isolated, Zweig committed suicide with his second wife, Charlotte E. Altmann, in Petrópolis, near Rio de Janeiro on February 23, 1942.

Extent

4 Folders

Abstract

The collection consists mainly of correspondence from the famous Austrian writer Stefan Zweig with various friends and acquaintances, acquired by the Leo Back Institute in New York through donations and auctions. Also included are copies and a few printed materials.

Other Finding Aid

Copies of 9 catalog cards for the initial autographs collection in folder 1.

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

Obituaries and other clippings have been removed to the Stefan Zweig clipping collection, AR 1476.
Title
Guide to the Stefan Zweig autographs collection, 1915-1942  AR 834
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Hermann Teifer and LBI Staff
Date
© 2012
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • February 2013:: Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States