• de Lange, Gerard

    (1894-1935), son of the founder Allert de Lange, took over the publishing house in 1932 after the death of his father; he had few ambitions of his own regarding the publishing business
  • Lagerlöf, Selma

    1858-1940, Swedish author, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909.
  • Landauer, Walter

    (1902-1944), from 1933-1940 Managing Director of the exile publishing house Allert de Lange; the tireless efforts of his friends to rescue him from Holland after 1940 failed; in 1944 he was deported to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where he died of starvation
  • Landshoff, Fritz H.

    1901-1988, German publisher who went into exile in Holland in 1933 and became head of the exile department there of Querido Verlag. He escaped to Britain in 1940, and one year later moved to the USA, where he once again worked in publishing.
  • Langer, Marie

    (1910-1987) Psychoanalyst, fled Austria for Uruguay in 1939.
  • Lányi, Jenö

    (1902-1940), Hungarian art historian
  • Laporte, Paul

    (1904-1980), real name Paul Heilbronner, first took classes at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich before studying art history. He received his doctorate in 1933. In the same year he emigrated to Italy and then in 1939 to the United States where he changed his name to Laporte.
  • Latouche, John

    (1914-1956), American writer
  • Lawrence, D. H.

    1885-1930, English writer, married to Frida von Richthofen, was in contact with the German writers Max Mohr and Hans Carossa, who also treated him as a doctor. Lawrence dies of tuberculosis
  • Lester, Conrad H.

    Owner of a porcelain and ceramics factory; founder of the Intellectual League of Austria (Liga für das geistige Österreich)/Ligue de l`Autriche vivante; his escape to the USA took him via Algiers and Brazil.
  • Loewy, Ernst

    1920-2002, literary scholar and publicist. He emigrated to Palestine with the Youth Aliyah in 1936 and emigrated back to the Federal Republic of Germany in 1956.
  • Lombardo Toledano, Vicente

    1894-1968, Mexican lawyer and union leader, founder of the Confederación de Trabajadores de México (CTM), the Partido Popular workers' party and the Universidad Obréra de México workers' university where emigrants were also allowed to teach.
  • Löwenstein, Hubertus Prince zu

    Prince Hubertus Friedrich zu Loewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, 1906-1984, German journalist, politician and author. Emigrated to Austria in 1933, to England in 1935, and to the USA in 1936. Founder of the American Guild for German Cultural Freedom.
  • Lukács, Georg

    1885-1971, Hungarian philosopher, literary scholar and critic, author of Die Zerstörung der Vernunft (1954; The Destruction of Reason)
  • Lutetia Circle

    A committee named after the Parisian Hotel Lutetia which aimed to build a German People’s Front; it met for the first time in September 1935 on the initiative of Willi Münzenberg