Vicki Baum
Date of Birth
Jan 24, 1888


Vicki Baum was one of the most popular émigré authors in America from the 1930s through the '50s, although she was never taken very seriously as a novelist, referring to herself for most of her career as "a first-class writer of the second rank." Born to a middle-class Jewish family in Vienna in 1888, she knew a fair degree of hardship as a child following her mother's mental illness and...