E. Prager Verlag

Eugen Prager founded the “E. Prager Verlag Bratislava Wien Leipzig” in Prague in 1934. He had worked for the E. Prager Verlag, owned by his brother Emmerich, in Vienna since 1931.

Prager published works by prominent Social Democrats and was banned from distributing books in Germany after the Machtergreifung. In Prague, he continued to publish left-wing authors and was aided financially by socialist groups. He published at least 20 books in Prague, including a few popular Austrian novels and Konrad Heiden’s biography of Hitler.

After the incorporation of the Sudetenland into Nazi Germany, Prager ceased his publishing activities. He fled to England before the occupation of Czechoslovakia in March 1939. In 1940, Prager founded the Lincolns-Prager Publishing Ltd. in London.

See also: Lincolns-Prager Publishers Ltd.

Resources

  • Fischer, Ernst. Verleger, Buchhändler und Antiquare aus Deutschland und Oesterreich in der Emigration nach 1933. Stuttgart: Verband Deutscher Antiquare, 2011.
  • Hall, Murray G. Österreichische Verlagsgeschichte 1918-1938: Band I-II. Böhlau, 2009. Web. 03 Dec. 2012.
Location: office: Prague; imprint: Bratislava
Period: 1934-1939
Publisher(s): Eugen Prager (1984, Budapest - 1967, London)
Main Focus: Socialist texts
Author(s): Julius Deutsch, Otto Friedrich, Robert Groetzsch, Konrad Heiden, Margarete Neumann, Hugo Sonnenschein
Number of Titles Published: at least 20