The National Library of Israel has recently acquired twelve years of correspondence sent by Stefan Zweig to then-aspiring author Hans Rosenkranz between 1921 and 1933. Comprising 26 letters and six postcards, the materials elucidate Zweig’s role (repeated many times during his life) as mentor to the younger Rosenkranz (1905-1956). Their contents, as described by Archivist Dr. Stefan Litt, further, and rather uncharacteristically, reveal Zweig’s sentiments on Judaism, alongside his belief in the importance of acquiring language skills. The accession represents a significant complement to the Library’s already robust Zweig collection, as well as to Zweig scholarship overall.
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