Susi Kertes was a close family friend of Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel since at least the 1930s; Susi had been a friend of Alma's daughter and Franz's stepdaughter Manon Gropius (1916-1935), according to a reference by Alma in her memoir Mein Leben. Harald Tauber was Susi's husband. Susi and Harald were both actors at the time of the correspondence.
Susi Kertes and Harald Tauber were writing from Switzerland and were struggling to establish themselves in their acting careers and as a family. Susi gave birth to a son in 1945; at the time of the last letter, in 1948, she and Harald were touring with a Swiss troupe.
Includes 2 letters from Harald Tauber and 1 letter co-written by Susi Kertes and Harald Tauber.