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Alexander Granach

Alexander Granach


Alexander Granach (1890–1945) was born in Verbivzi, East Galicia.

In 1906, after living in Lviv and Vienna, he came to Berlin, where he was a popular stage and screen actor after the First World War. Because of his Jewish roots, Granach emigrated to the Soviet Union in 1933 and then fled Stalinist persecution to America in 1937. After a second career in Hollywood, he died in New York. His autobiographical novel Da geht ein Mensch is in part about his experiences in Lviv around 1905.

Books by Alexander Granach

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