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The photo above is of the passport held by Edgar at age 14.
And the re-run of Barbara Schepanek’s 2015 TV documentary Schatten über München, which uses Lion Feuchtwanger’s novel Erfolg (1930) as a springboard for its account of the beginnings of the Nazi movement in Munich:
Image set from filmmaker Herbert Krill‘s talk ‘Much More than a Secretary: Hilde Waldo and the Legacy of Lion Feuchtwanger’, given at Villa Aurora on October 29th 2016:
Manfred Flügge’sFry, Bingham, Sharp: The Americans Who Saved Lion and Marta Feuchtwanger, published by Villa Aurora, has been reviewed in the International Feuchtwanger Society Newsletter (Volume 21/2016).
Edgar has also appeared on CNN with Christiane Amanpour, June 23rd 2016. Minute 0.57: “If Hitler had known who I was, I wouldn’t be here to talk to you. My uncle Lion Feuchtwanger–who was very much a personal enemy of Hitler’s–had satirized him as Rupert Kutzner [in Erfolg], and if they had ever found out that we were the closest relations to Lion, we would’t be here for sure.”
And also on the world’s most visited English-language newspaper website Daily Mail Online on June 23rd: “A Jewish man and one-time neighbor of Hitler has revealed what it was like to live next door to the German dictator for nine years during his rise to power. Edgar Feuchtwanger’s incredible story is made the more improbable by the fact that his uncle, Lion Feuchtwanger, was a prominent novelist and ‘personal enemy’ of Hitler at the time.”
Edgar’s memoir Hitler, My Neighbour (Bretwalda, London), written from his own contemporary viewpoint as professional historian, was published in the United Kingdom in 2015 (see 1st October 2015 post).
The new commemorative plaque on the front of Regerstrasse 8. The plaque on the pavement is still in place, writes Manfred Flügge (biographer of Marta Feuchtwanger and Eva Herrmann).