Casa Stefan Zweig, Petropolis

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The Casa Stefan Zweig is legally regarded as a private charitable organisation, which was founded in 2006 by a group of interested private donors, to establish a writer's house museum, that is dedicated to the author, in the last residence of Stefan Zweig and his wife in Petrópolis (Brazil).The house, in which Stefan Zweig and his second wife Lotte resided for 5 months until their joint suicide on February 1942 and where the author had revised his autobiography Die Welt von Gestern and drafted Schachnovelle and his essays about Montaigne, was bought by the association “Casa Stefan Zweig” and the architect Miguel Pinto Guimarães was commissioned with the renovation and the redesign of the house into a museum.The museum, is dedicated to the author. He, like other artists, scholars, and scientists from Europe had fled to Brazil, due to the Nazi Party takeover in Germany.The museum will accommodate a library as well as a conference hall. Beside exhibitions, conferences, competitions, theater and cinema performances, readings and concerts, also cooperations with partner organisations like the Internationale Stefan Zweig Gesellschaft, are planned.
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  • We went to visit this museum by good indications on the Trip. No regrets, a very small, Yes, but with a great story though sad. Love the curator. Thanks for the responsiveness and you can feel your dedication to the work of this master.
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  • Many years ago I read a book of Stephan Zweig that told the story of the unhappy Queen Marie Antoinette. This book is part of my library of books and every now and then I reread some parts. To read and re-read the book I'm always in awe of the way at the same time deep and full of nuances as describes the characters; without doubt he was a great writer. Visit Petrópolis I heard about the Museum created in your old House and made a point of meeting. I was delighted and willing to meet your work deeper. Worth a visit and get to know the history of this great writer, though it is a story infinitely sad.
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  • Worth the visit so much to observe the events of 40 years as having contact with the life of novelist Stefan Zweig.
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  • This is amazing I love Stefan Zweigs books it's sad that he had to Leave Europe & that he & Lotte killed themselfes what a great loss for the World! It hurt him to loose his Austria & Vienna his beloved home town. I liked the Museum, to see where Mr. Zweig & Lotte lived. He loved Brazil cause people from all races & Religions live peacfully together & this was also Zweigs ideal. I saw some of his own belongings in his house fantastico!!
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  • Place the life and death of Stefan Zweig. In 1934, after Hitler came to power in Germany, Zweig leaves Austria and went to London. In 1940 Zweig and his wife move to New York, and August 22, 1940 — in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro. Experiencing a cruel disappointment and depression, February 22, 1942 Zweig and his wife took a lethal dose of barbiturates and was found dead in his home, derzhashhimisja hands.
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  • It is very small, but the Museum earn about 2 hours of your time. Less than that would mean giving up a great experience. Portrays the life and work of the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, who lived his last five months of his life in Brazil. Was in Petropolis which the writer has put an end to life, in death Pact with his wife. For me, in the Museum, what stands out is the narrative of the past five months of life of the author, full of human drama and existential. A modest Museum, but a must for lovers of Letters and literature. But even for those who do not nurture this passion, vele even a quick visit for some good photos that the view of the House offers. Employees are a courtesy and good will.
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