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Max Knight papers, 1965-1976.
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Max Knight papers, 1965-1976


Knight, Max, creator, creator.


Judah L. Magnes Museum, 1993.013.


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Includes collages by Knight that have German, Israeli and American themes, including: a collage on Sigmund Freud with clipping, Austrian bank note, and stamp; photographs of Tel Aviv; photographs and stamp of Hans Kelsen; clippings on Beersheba land reclamation; clippings on the Holocaust. Also includes a copy of an aerial photograph of Israel, and a National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test certificate for Eric R. Gahm from 1965.


1965 (issued)


Knight, Max -- Archives
Fabry, Joseph B
Fabrizius, Peter
Jews -- California -- Oakland
Jews -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area


Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number 1993.013.
Max Knight papers, BANC MSS 2010/584, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Max Knight was born in Pilsen, then part of Austria, on June 8,1909. He grew up in Vienna, where we worked as an editor and feature writer on the Neues Wiener Tagblatt. He and Joseph Fabry published many short stories in German under the joint pen name Peter Fabrizius. Knight immigrated to the United States in 1941, and settled in San Francisco where he worked as a script writer and analyst for the Office of War Information. He went on to receive his Ph. D. in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and eventually became Editor of the University of California Press. He is well known for his translations from German to English for works by Bertolt Brecht, Christian Morgenstern, Richard Strauss, Stefan Zweig, Gottfried Benn, Johann Nestroy, and Hans Kelsen. He died on August 31, 1993.



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