Manes, Walter (b 1911): Personal papers

Scope and Content

Personal papers of Walter Manes, 1918-1999, includes correspondence with parents; official documentation; papers relating to his time in Shanghai; correspondence regarding emigration to USA and photographs.

Administrative / Biographical History

Walter Manes was born in Berlin in 1911, one of four children of Philipp and Gertrude Manes, a Jewish family. He managed to escape Nazi Germany through employment opportunities as a musician in Shanghai in 1938 and 1939. He remained with his wife in China until 1948 when he emigrated to USA. (See 1548/1 for an autobiographical account).


Chronological by subject.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposited by Eva Manes.

Other Finding Aids

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

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WL 1346