Eve Adams Corrections

Last edit: May 20, 2021, 7:50 am ET
arrest of Eve and Hella Olstein Soldner: The date or dates of Eve's and Hella's arrests are unknown, not on December 7, 1943, as stated in Katz, Daring, p. 147, 268, 269.
Hella and Eve were probably arrested on different dates because they arrived at different dates at the Drancy internment camp in a Paris suburb from which arrestees were deported to Auschwitz, Poland.
On December 7, 1943, “Eva Zloczower,” 10 rue Alphonse Karr, Nice, France, was interned in Drancy under the registration number 9765. See: Excavation book, 43, https://ressources.memorialdelashoah.org/notice.php?q=noms_tous%3A%28zloczower%29%20AND%20id_pers%3A%28%2A%29&spec_expand=1&start=0
Hella Olstein Soldner arrived at the Drancy camp on December 14, 1943. Jonathan Ned Katz is grateful to Livia Parnes for correcting his misunderstanding of the December 7 document in which Eve received a receipt for cash confiscated, and for information about Soldner. Parnes email to Katz, March 24, 2021, 1:11 PM.

Barney, Natalie, and fascism. In reviewing Katz's The Daring Life in The Gay and Lesbian Review (Nov.-Dec. 2021), pp. 32-33) Casandra Langer contests Katz's assertion that Natalie Barney held "pro-Fascist, pro-Nazi views" (p. 124) Langer says that  Katz's claim is based on "outdated and unsupported evidence. I addressed, and refuted, this allegation in my 2015 biography Romain Brooks: A Life.

Barney, Natalie and Gertrude Stein. In reviewing Katz's The Daring Life in The Gay and Lesbian Review (Nov.-Dec. 2021), pp. 32-33) Casandra Langer contests Katz's alleged "assertion that there was fierce competition between the salons of Gertrude Stein and Natalie Barney. That claim has been refuted by Suzanne Rodriguez in her book Wild Girls" (actually titled Wild Heart: A Life [of Natalie Barney]). In The Daring Life, Katz speaks of the "rival salons" of Stein and Barney. (p. 124), suggesting they were competing events, but he does not speak of any "fierce competition." Katz notes that on page 264 of Wild Heart, Rodgriguez says: "Because both Natalie and Gertrude held influential gatherings in their homes, some have called these two women rivals. That’s hardly the case. Natalie’s Fridays centered on literature and writers. Gertrude’s “afternoons” may have attracted notable writers, but the real purpose of her socializing was to promote modern art . . ." But on the same page Rodriguez adds: "François Chapon summed up the matter succinctly: 'Between Natalie and Gertrude,' he said, 'there was a kind of armed peace.'" Katz thinks that "armed peace" sounds like it reveals "rivalry."