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Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1940-1948.

Author/Creator:
Kertes, Susi.
Publication:
1940-1948.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
9 items (14 leaves).
Language:
In German.
Biography/History:
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.
Summary:
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.
Notes:
Includes 2 letters from Harald Tauber and 1 letter co-written by Susi Kertes and Harald Tauber.
Contributor:
Tauber, Harald.
Contained In:
Mahler-Werfel Papers. Folder 591.
Status/Location:
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