Villa Aurora in the Pacific Palisades district of Los Angeles was a refuge for German Jewish writer Lion Feuchtwanger and his wife Marta after they fled the Nazis in the 1940s. Now, as Julia Simon reports, it provides a temporary home for other persecuted writers from around the world.

Villa Aurora (Photo: Julia Simon)

Salon of Villa Aurora (Photo: Julia Simon)

Flowers and eucalyptus trees in the Villa Aurora garden. (Photo: Julie Simon)

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