Breach Candy Swimming Bath Trust
The Breach Candy Club, restricted to “Europeans”, was a favourite spot for the exiled financial elite with its saltwater pool shaped like the map of British India and sea view.
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66, Warden Road, Breach Candy, Malabar Hill, Bombay
(now 66, Bhulabhai Desai Marg, Breach Candy, Malabar Hill, Mumbai).
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Archival records from a series of personal interviews between the author and Carol Ross, Nere (France), 20–24 August 2010.
Archival records from a personal interview between the author and Noemi Cohen-Weingarten, Brighton (UK), 1 December 2007.
Private Archive Joe Schimmel, Cape Town.
Private Archive Margit Franz, Sinabelkirchen.
Private Archive Noemi Cohen-Weingarten, London.
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The film shows Schimmel’s Jewish wedding ceremony at the prestigious Glamis Villa, followed by lunch at the Taj Mahal Hotel. Among the guests were Käthe and Walter Langhammer.
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The novel Baumgartner’s Bombay provides an opposite picture to that of the successful refugee in Bombay. Anita Desai’s fiction depicts poverty and failure in Indian exile.
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The painter Walter Langhammer and his wife Käthe built an informal infrastructure to promote local avant-garde artists and regularly invited them to Open Studio Evenings at their studio.
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