Bruno Cassirer (Publishers) Ltd.

Bruno Cassirer founded the Bruno Cassirer (Publishers) Ltd. in London in 1939. During the preparations for the new publishing company, Cassirer died. His wife Else and his son-in-law George Hill continued the business after his death.

Cassirer had previously founded the Verlagsbuchhandlung Bruno & Paul Cassirer with his cousin Paul Cassirer. After the company’s closure, he founded the Bruno Cassirer Verlag on his own. In addition to his work in publishing, Cassirer owned an art gallery and exerted considerable influence on cultural life in Berlin. After the Machtergreifung in 1933, Cassirer and his business suffered from anti-Semitic backlashes. He immigrated to England with his family shortly after Kristallnacht.


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Location: London, Oxford
Period: 1939-1990
Publisher(s): Bruno Cassirer (December 12, 1872, Breslau - October 29, 1941, Oxford)
Author(s): Max J. Friedländer
Number of Titles Published: unknown