Field-Of-Study: German and Scandinavian Literature

Egon Schwarz

I was born in 1922 in Vienna, of parents from the Austro-Hungarian provinces. My education was interrupted by Adolf Hitler’s invasion in March 1938, quite literally speaking because my gymnasium was occupied by German troops. In the course of the next years, instead of pursuing formal studies, I crossed illegally into Czechoslovakia, was deported to

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Walter Silz

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27: Silz, Walter: Appointed for a study, in certain German libraries, of Heinrich von Kleist, aiming at a literary delimitation of Kleist, the establishment of his relationship to his literary contemporaries and predecessors, and of his place in German literary history; tenure, twelve months from August 1, 1926.

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