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[The] Royal Game
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Schachnovelle (“The Royal Game,” 1944) is the title of one of the best-known stories by the Austrian-Jewish author Stefan Zweig, who was born in 1881. The novella is Zweig’s last completed work before he and his second wife committed suicide in Brazil in 1942. It takes up aspects of the complicated political situation faced in 1938 by those who, after the so-called “Anschluss,” (annexation) kept their distance…

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Gelber, Mark H., “[The] Royal Game”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0774>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116

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