Wieland Herzfelde continued running the Malik Verlag in Prague after fleeing Germany at the very last moment in 1933. He was supported by the Czech communist party and F.C. Weiskopf. In order to run a business in Czechoslovakia it was necessary to have Czech citizenship. As Herzfelde did not have Czech citizenship he established the publishing house in Prague as a branch of a fictitious publishing house in London. He published around 40 works, mostly translations of Russian authors.
In October 1938 he had to leave Prague and went to London where he continued the business. In 1939 he obtained a visa for the USA. In 1944, Wieland Herzfelde founded the Aurora Verlag, the virtual successor of the Malik-Verlag in New York.
Before 1933 Wieland Herzfelde had managed the Malik Verlag in Berlin which was founded by his brother John Heartfield and George Grosz in 1917. After the Machtergreifung his stocks – which contained 40000 works – were confiscated and destroyed.
See also: Aurora Verlag
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- Leo Baeck Institute Exhibition – Publishing in Exile: German-Language Literature in the U.S. in the 1940s Aurora/Malik Verlag, Wieland Herzfelde
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- Wikipedia (2012): Malik-Verlag
- Wikipedia (2012): Wieland Herzfelde http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wieland_Herzfelde
- John Heartfield. Malik-Verlag http://photobibliothek.ch/seite010a1.html