Feuchtwanger Memorial Library

Winners Announced for Inaugural USC Libraries Research Award

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Two undergraduate students utilizing testimonies from the USC Shoah Visual History Archive earned the top prizes for papers submitted to the first-annual USC Libraries Research Award competition, which encourages the use of primary source materials in student research.

International Relations major Nitya Ramanathan took the first prize with her paper entitled How Do We Put Ourselves Back Together? An Analytical Comparison between Transitional Justice in Rwanda and South Africa. History major Diem-Tran Nguyen took second place with The Paradoxical Treatment of Male Homosexual Prisoners During the Holocaust. Both papers were submitted as part of Professor Wolf Gruner's course.

Daily Trojan Highlights Exile Studies Librarian Michaela Ullmann’s Outreach Efforts

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In today's edition of the Daily Trojan student newspaper, Deena Khattab profiles Michaela Ullmann, exile studies librarian at the USC Libraries. For Ullmann, Khattab writes, "every day is an adventure into the lives of World War II era German exiles." In her story, Khattab highlights Ullmann's efforts to bring undergraduate students and Special Collections materials together, including her leadership in creating a Primary Sources Research Award. “Many undergraduate students don’t know that they are more than welcome to come and work with these materials," Ullmann tells Khattab. “We’re trying to get rid of their fear of the unknown.”

Proceedings of USC Libraries-Hosted Conference on German Exiles Published

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In September 2011, the USC Libraries hosted To Stay or Not to Stay?, the fifth biennial conference of the International Feuchtwanger Society (IFS). The three-day gathering explored one of the key decisions faced by German-speaking exiles in Los Angeles: whether to remain in Southern California or return to Europe. Now, the proceedings have been published in book form. Edited by IFS president Ian Wallace, the book includes contributions by two USC librarians. Marje Schuetze-Coburn, senior associate dean of the USC Libraries and Feuchtwanger Librarian, wrote "Lion Feuchtwanger in Los Angeles," and Exile Studies Librarian Michaela Ullmann contributed "Literary Agent, Advisor, Entrepreneur: Felix Guggenheim’s Life and Business on Two Continents."

Art Center Exhibition in Pasadena Features Items from USC Libraries’ Special Collections

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Several rare items from the USC Libraries' Special Collections are featured in Pages, an exhibitition at the Williamson Gallery at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Keep reading to learn more about the exhibit, which runs through January 27.

Celebrate Marta Feuchtwanger’s Legacy Oct. 25 at Villa Aurora

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A special evening of programming at Villa Aurora on Thursday, October 25 commemorates Marta Feuchtwanger—an important figure within Los Angeles' German exile community and the wife of novelist Lion Feuchtwanger—on the 25th anniversary of her death. Keep reading to learn more about Celebrating Marta Feuchtwanger: An Extraordinary Woman, which features a talk by USC Libraries Senior Associate Dean and Feuchtwanger Librarian Marje Schuetze-Coburn.

Survivor, Resistor, and Actor Curt Lowens at Doheny Library on March 26

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Actor Curt Lowens will join USC history professor Wolf Gruner in conversation on Monday, March 26 in Doheny Library. Born in 1925 in East Prussia (now Poland), Lowens is a Holocaust survivor who, after being released from the Westerbork transit camp, joined the resistance against the Nazis. After the war, Lowens moved to the United States with his family and became a respected stage, film, and television character. Keep reading to learn more about the event, presented by the USC Libraries’ Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, the USC Dornsife 2020 Research Cluster Resisting the Path to Genocides, and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.

Curbed LA Highlights Feuchtwanger Memorial Library

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A recent Curbed LA post about Thomas Mann's 1941 Pacific Palisades house--available for rent for $15,000 a month--highlighted USC's Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, Villa Aurora, and Los Angeles' German exile community. "You know what Angelenos don't talk about enough? The German intellectual scene in LA in the thirties and forties," writes Adrian Glick Kudler. "There's been lots of scholarly work done (USC's Feuchtwanger Memorial Library is dedicated to the subject), but the topic hasn't really had its moment in the sun the way, say, Red Cars or Aimee Semple McPherson or anything Old Hollywood have."

Finding Aid for Marta Feuchtwanger Papers Now Available

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A finding aid for the USC Libraries' Marta Feuchtwanger Papers collection is now available online. Keep reading to learn more about Feuchtwanger and the 97-linear-foot collection.

USC Libraries Host ”Weimar on the Pacific” Scholars

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On September 14, historians, librarians, and other scholars from around the world convened at USC’s Doheny Memorial for the fifth biennial conference of the International Feuchtwanger Society. The three-day conference, To Stay or Not to Stay?, explored one of the key decisions faced by German-speaking exiles in Los Angeles: whether to remain in Southern California or return to Europe. Keep reading to learn more about the conference and about the European artists and intellectuals who made Southern California their home during the Second World War.

USC Libraries Hosting the International Feuchtwanger Society Conference

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This week, scholars from around the world convene at the USC Libraries for the fifth biennial conference of the International Feuchtwanger Society. From Wednesday, September 14 through Friday, September 16, historians, librarians, and other experts will discuss the experiences of the artists, intellectuals, and other German-speaking exiles who fled persecution in Nazi-controlled Europe for the safety of Southern California. Keep reading to learn more about the conference, titled To Stay or Not to Stay? (Bleiben oder Zurück-kehren).