Lion Jacob Arje Feuchtwanger (1884 - 1958) MP

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Birthplace: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Death: Died in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Occupation: novelist and dramatist
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About Lion Jacob Arje 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 Bertolt Brecht.

Feuchtwanger's fierce criticism of the Nazi Party—years before it assumed power—ensured that he would be a target of government-sponsored persecution after Adolf Hitler's appointment as chancellor of Germany in January 1933. Following a brief period of internment in France, and a harrowing escape from Continental Europe, he sought asylum in the United States, where he died in 1958.

Feuchtwanger is often praised for his efforts to expose the brutality of the Nazis and occasionally criticized for his failure to acknowledge the brutality of the Soviets and the Communist Party under Joseph Stalin.



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Lion Jacob Arje Feuchtwanger's Timeline

July 7, 1884
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
May 10, 1912
Age 27
Überlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
December 21, 1958
Age 74
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States