Villa Aurora is the former home of author Lion Feuchtwanger and his wife Marta who regularly hosted one of the most influential salons of “Weimar by the Sea”.

This series commemorates European exiles who found a new home in Southern California through a variety of cultural programs, including readings, lectures, concerts, screenings, and performances.


Upcoming Events

Marta - An installation by Sonya Schönberger

Zemlinksy & Exile Composers


Past Events

Virtual Tour through Villa Aurora

Those Who Are Saved. Reading and Discussion with Alexis Landau

Half a century in exile - Marta Feuchtwanger talks about her life

Salka Viertel "The Sun And Her Stars". Reading and Discussion with Donna Rifkind

"Arten, der Zeit die Stirn zu bieten" - Lion Feuchtwanger and Heinrich Mann

IFS Conference 2022. Feuchtwanger: Gender Dynamics in Exile and in Exile Literature

Politics and Fiction: Lion Feuchtwanger’s Oppermanns

Lion Feuchtwanger - Reflections of a Cosmopolitan

Feuchtwanger Refreshed 2024