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)