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Wolf Suschitzky: A Craftsman Celebrates His Centennial

Wolf Suschitzky: A Craftsman Celebrates His Centennial

“When my mother returned home with me after giving birth, my four-year-old sister’s only comment was: ‘What did we need him for?’” the gentle smile of Austrian-born photographer and filmmaker Wolf Suschitzky was captivating. “Of course, I couldn’t respond to that right away.” Born in Vienna in August 1912, Wolf Suschitzky has been living in […]

Book Review: Out of Time. The Vexed Life of Georg Tintner, by Tanya Buchdahl Tintner

Book Review: Out of Time. The Vexed Life of Georg Tintner, by Tanya Buchdahl Tintner

When a Composer Conducts his Life “Today I am 25 years old. I have achieved almost nothing. How time flies,” wrote Georg Tintner in an autobiographical note on his birthday in 1942. World War II was at its height, and the young Austrian composer and conductor was far away, living in Auckland, New Zealand, where […]

Book Review: Austrians in Exile, the London Years

Book Review: Austrians in Exile, the London Years

The lesser-known stories of Austrian exile organisations in the U.K. during World War II On 27 June 1939, a tiny theatre called Das Laterndl (The Little Lantern) opened in London with its first programme, Unterwegs (On the Road). Its main protagonist on the minute stage was the Austrian actor and director Martin Miller, who vividly […]

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