Valangin, Aline

WRITER, PSYCHOANALYST (SWITZERLAND)
BORN 9 Feb 1889, Vevey, Vaud - DIED 7 Aug 1986, Ascona, Ticino
BIRTH NAME Ducommun, Aline
GRAVE LOCATION Ascona, Ticino: Cimitero Comunale, Via Losone (A20)

Aline Valangin was the daughter of Jules Ducommun (1859-1938), who was the son of Élie Ducommun (1833-1906), who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1902. Aline was trained as a pianist, but shortly before her education ended she injured her hand and wasn't able to play anymore. In 1915 she moved to Zurich, where she was educated as a psychoanalyst by Carl Jung. In 1917 she married the antiquarian Wladimir Rosenbaum. They held an art salon in Zurich and she also bought the Palazzo la Barca in Comologno near Locarno. They offered shelter to several refugees, among them Ernst Toller, Ignazio Silone, and Kurt Tucholsky.

She left Rosenbaum around 1933 to live with the composer Wladimir Vogel. They lived in Brussels, Paris and from 1939 onwards in Ticino. In 1937 "Geschichten vom Tal" was published and in 1941 her novel "Casa Conti" appeared. She married Vogel in 1954 and they settled in Ascona. They divorced in 1964 or 1965 and Aline continued to live in Ascona. Her novel "Dorf an der Grenze" was written in 1946. Because it criticized Swiss immigration policies during the Second World War it was only published in 1982.

Family
• Husband: Rosenbaum, Wladimir (1917-1940) (divorce)

Images

The grave of Wladimir Rosenbaum and Aline Valangin at the Cimitero Comunale in Ascona, Ticino.
Picture by Androom (16 Feb 2019)

 

The grave of Aline Valangin at the Cimitero Comunale in Ascona, Ticino.
Picture by Androom (16 Feb 2019)

 

Sources
Aline Valangin – Wikipedia


Valenti, Osvaldo

Published: 23 Mar 2019
Last update: 13 Dec 2020