Langer, Felix (1889-1980): Diaries

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Felix Langer, 1933-1941, comprise three volumes of diaries plus enclosures. The diaries contain mostly sparse notes often barely legible. A large part of the content relates to books.

Administrative / Biographical History

Felix Langer was born in Bruenn, Moravia (Brno, Czec Republic) on 18 June, 1889. He studied law and political science at the university of Vienna; was a lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian army during World War One; and was a director of relief work for prisoners of war in Siberia at the end of the war. Between 1920 and 1933 he worked as a journalist and writer in Berlin. He was an author of stage and radio plays and film scripts. He was also a contributor to Berliner Tageblatt , among other papers. He emigrated to Bruenn in 1933 where he was a regular contributor to a number of newspapers. In 1939 he emigrated to Great Britain where he became an active member of Club 43, and wrote a number of books, including his best known, Stepping Stones to Peace , (London, 1942). Langer died in London, 1980.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Langer family.

Other Finding Aids

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk.

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.