Cornelius Schnauber, 1939-2014

Cornelius Schnauber, 1939-2014


Photo ©Gerhard Clausing

Dear Max Kade Institute Community,

With great sadness, I am writing to inform you that Cornelius Schnauber passed away on Friday 21 February 2014 around 8:40 PM.  He died peacefully, surrounded by family and close friends after suffering a heart attack two weeks ago. 

Professor Schnauber founded the Max Kade Institute in 1975 and remained its director through 2011.  He will be remembered as a tireless advocate of German-Jewish reconciliation and as a pioneering scholar of the German-speaking exile community in Southern California.  He taught at USC from 1968 until his retirement in 2006 and leaves behind an enormous legacy of literary, theatrical, musical and scholarly achievement.  He will be sorely missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Schnauber family.

Cornelius Schnauber (b. 1939 Freital (Saxony), Germany -- d. 2014 Los Angeles, CA.)

Paul Lerner

In Memoriam: Cornelius Schnauber, 74

Dr. Cornelius Schnauber remembered

  • Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies
  • University of Southern California
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0351