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Ernst Lothar


(1890 - 1974)

Ernst Lothar

Born in Brunn, at that time part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now Brno in the Czech Republic, as Ernst Lothar Müller, he dropped his surname to make his name more memorable. He was a lawyer, novelist, director, producer and memoirist. He and his wife fled Austria after the Anschluss in 1938, returning to Vienna after the war.


The Door Opens (1945)

The author records childhood memories of growing up in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Author(s): Ernst Lothar
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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