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Creator Scheyer, Moriz, Author Scheyer, Moriz, Translator Singer, P. Contributor Singer, P. Language eng. Singer] [Foreword written by P.
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Singer] As arts editor for one of Vienna's principal newspapers, Moriz Scheyer knew many of the city's foremost artists, and was an important literary journalist. With the advent of the Nazis he was forced from both job and home. In , in hiding in France, Scheyer began drafting what was to become this book. Tracing events from the Anschluss in Vienna, through life in Paris and unoccupied France, including a period in a French concentration camp, contact with the Resistance, and clandestine life in a convent caring for mentally disabled women, he gives an extraordinarily vivid account of the events and experience of persecution.
Moriz Scheyer was arts editor of one of Viennas main newspapers from until his expulsion in A personal friend of Stefan Zweig, in his own lifetime he published three books of travel writing, and three volumes of literary-historical essays. He died in France in And we do, leaving it drained, but exhilarated by the description of how he roamed an unfriendly Europe, stateless.
With the publication of this mesmerizing book, his search for asylum might just be over. Rosbottom , Amherst College, author of When Paris Went Dark "Moriz Scheyer's gripping account of survival under Nazi rule is both a chilling reminder of the fragility of life in a world gone mad, and a record of the generosity of spirit and courage of people who hardly knew him but risked everything to save him. Shocking, heartbreaking, but hugely inspiring. Or thought he did.
Recently Scheyer's grandson, P. Singer , discovered a carbon copy in his father's attic.
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Asylum is Singer's translation of the manuscript, to which he has added an epilogue on the people, events and context. Learn more about Singer's family and the manuscript at www.
Moriz Scheyer. Earning the first hundred francs. The men in berets. Paris ghost of an enchanted city.
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