A collection of family papers concerning a Jewish family who fled Austria and sought exile in the United States during the
rise of Nazi power. Felix Merori Cleve, his wife Melitta Cleve, their son George Wolfgang Cleve, and Felix's sister Fanny
Suhrkamp-Cleve, were Austrian-Jewish emigres who fled to the United States after the Nazi Anschluss of Austria. This collection
contains professional and personal correspondence and papers prior to their departure, correspondence and papers related to
their flight, interactions with emigre organizations after their arrival, and documentation of their lives in the United States.
Felix Merori Cleve, his wife Melitta Cleve, their son George Wolfgang Cleve, and Felix's sister Fanny Suhrkamp-Cleve, were
Austrian-Jewish emigres who fled to the United States after the Nazi Anschluss of Austria. Felix M. Cleve (1890-1985) was
born in Vienna to Rabbi Adolf Loewy and his wife Theresa and was an expert on Anaxagoras and other pre-Socratic Greek philosophers.
He made a living as a noted critic for Vienna's Neue Freie Presse. He and his sister Fanny changed their surnane from Loewy
to Cleve in 1919. Cleve, his wife Melitta (1902-1985), and their son George (1936-2015) immigrated to the United States via
Budapest, Italy and Londin in 1939, and arrived in New York in 1940. Cleve was supported by his cousin Erwin Freund for his
first few years in the US and finished his manuscript on Anaxagoras at that time. He continued to write on philosophy and
taught at Long Island University and the New School for Social Research.
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