• Arendt, Hannah

    1906-1975, German-American philosopher and journalist, her main works were The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951) and Eichmann in Jerusalem. A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963) which were much-discussed contributions towards examining fascism under the Nazis
  • Arp, Hans

    (1886-1966), French-German painter, considered one of the most important representatives of Dadaism and Surrealism. He was a member of the Abstraction-Création group.

  • Arx, Cäsar von

    1895–1949, Swiss playwright and director, wrote above all historical dramas and festival plays. In 1938 he helped Kaiser to go into exile in Switzerland.
  • Asch, Schalom

    1880-1957, Yiddish writer, emigrated from Poland via Southern to the USA, had regular contact during his time in Nice with the emigrants living there; several translations of his books were published by German exile publishers.
  • Asquith, Margot

    1864 – 1945,  Countess of Oxford and Asquith, British writer and wife of British Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith
  • Auden, Wystan H.

    (1907-1973), English writer/poet. In 1935, he married Erika Mann. Auden moved in 1939 to New York, in 1946 he took US citizenship.
  • Aurora-Verlag

    An exile publishing house founded by Wieland Herzfelde, among others, in 1944 in the USA.
  • Ausländer, Rose

    1901–1988, a Jewish lyricist from Bukovina who spoke German and English; she also lived in Austria-Hungary, Romania, the USA, Austria and Germany.
  • Ávila Camacho, Manuel

    1897-1955, Mexican politician and brigadier general, from 1940-1946 President of the Republic of Mexico.
  • Axl von Leskoschek

    1899-1976, Austrian painter and graphic designer; exiled in Switzerland and from 1940 in Brazil, where he worked as a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rio; remigrated to Austria in 1948.