Zsolnay, Paul

BORN 12 Jun 1895, Budapest - DIED 11 May 1961, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 05, Nummer 8)

Paul Zsolnay was born in Bupadest as the son of the Austrian diplomat Adolf von Zsolay and his wife Andy Wallerstein. In 1897 the family moved to Vienna. His mother had a salon that was visited by Richard Strauss, Gerhart Hauptmann and other. She supported him in starting a literary publishing house in 1923. In 1929 he married Anna Mahler, the daughter of Gustav and Alma Mahler. They had a daughter, Alma Zsolnay (1930-2010). In 1933 they separated and in 1935 they were divorced.

As a Jew he was forced to emigrate to England in 1938. His publishing house was taken over by the nazis. In 1946 he returned to Vienna and he successfully continued his publishing business that opened branches in Hamburg, Paris and London. After a visit to the USA where he visited Anna Mahler followed by a visit to London where he visited their daughter he died in Vienna in 1961.

• Wife: Mahler, Anna Justina (1929-1934, Paris)


The grave of Paul Zsolnay at the Hietzing Cemetery in Vienna.
Picture by androom (15 Aug 2006)


Paul Zsolnay – Wikipedia

Zukertort, Johannes Hermann

Published: 03 Apr 2016
Last update: 25 Jan 2022