Stefan Lorant Biography

Stefan Lorant

writer, photojournalist
Born: 2/22/1901
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

An expert in U.S. presidential and pictorial history, Lorant worked as a filmmaker in Europe (1920s) before becoming a journalist. Jailed by Hitler in 1933, he wrote the popular book I Was Hitler's Prisoner (1935), based on his experiences. After leaving Germany, Lorant developed several pictorial magazines in England. When he came to the United States in 1940, he produced the impressive pictorial history Lincoln: His Life in Photographs (1951) as well as volumes on other U.S. presidents.

Died: 11/14/1997

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