«Mein lieber Erich!»

A friendship in letters

Jenny Berg
Erich Schmid (1907-2000) and Erich Itor Kahn (1905-1956) are two artistic personalities from the last century that were bound by a close friendship (the former having grown up in a priest family, the latter being the son of a Jewish cantor in the neighbourhood of Frankfurt am Main). Countless letters show their intense intellectual exchange, among other things about their encounters with Arnold Schönberg.

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