Stomps, Victor Otto

BORN 26 Sep 1897, Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 4 Apr 1970, Berlin: Kreuzberg
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Städtischer Friedhof Zehlendorf, Onkel-Tom-Straße 30 (Abt. 20W - 88/91 (Ehrengrab))

Victo Otto Stomps worked for UFA and Deutsche Bank for a while before he founded his publishing business the Rabenpresse in 1926. From 1932 to 1934 he published the magazine Der weiße Rabe. In 1937 the nazis forced him to sell his business. He continued to publish privately until 1943.

In 1949 he founded a new publishing house in Frankfurt am Main, the Eremitenpresse. In 1954 he moved it to Taunus. He published Christa Reinig, Wolfgang Bächler, Gabriele Wohmann and many other others. For his own writings he received the Fontane Prize in 1965. He made use of the pseudonym VauO.

In 1967 he left the Eremitenpresse and moved to West-Berlin, where he founded his third publishing business, the Neue Rabenpresse. He died in 1970 in Berlin. the sculptor Louise Stomps was his sister.

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The grave of Louise Stomps and Victor Otto Stomps at the Städtischer Friedhof Zehlendorf, Onkel-Tom-Straße, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (17 Jul 2005)


Victor Otto Stomps - Wikipedia

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Published: 23 Jul 2017
Last update: 04 Jan 2022