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Book Review: The Tale of Jozef Tiso: Priest, Politician, Collaborator

Book Review: The Tale of Jozef Tiso: Priest, Politician, Collaborator

While the tumultuous years from 1914-1945 are surely the most researched, and written-about in modern history, the story of the priest-turned-president Jozef Tiso and the fascist Slovak Republic he presided over has been inaccessible to the Anglophone world. But no longer. With the publication of James Mace Ward’s Priest, Politician, Collaborator: Jozef Tiso and the […]

Book Review: The Sleepwalkers

Book Review: The Sleepwalkers

For as long as history has been recorded, those writing it down have sought lofty justifications and simplified reasons behind tragic events. That is certainly the case with World War I—an affair that on the eve of its hundredth anniversary, has already inspired some 25,000 books, all striving to explain an event that quite literally […]

1913: Vienna’s Cultural Soup

1913: Vienna’s Cultural Soup

A century ago, Adolf Hitler, Leon Trotsky, Marshal Tito, Sigmund Freud and Joseph Stalin all lived in central Vienna. This week on the BBC, Editor in Chief of The Vienna Review, Dardis McNamee explained why 1913 Vienna attracted these zealous individuals. “While not exactly a melting pot, Vienna was its own kind of cultural soup, attracting the […]

Slideshow: Revisiting and Reviving the ‘Austrian Riviera’

Slideshow: Revisiting and Reviving the ‘Austrian Riviera’

Revisiting and Reviving the ‘Austrian Riviera’

Revisiting and Reviving the ‘Austrian Riviera’

On 28 Mar, 1894 at 19:00, Emperor Franz Josef boarded the Abbazia-bound Hofjagdzug at Vienna’s Südbahnhof to meet the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. The following morning at 9:00 sharp, the Kaiser pulled into the small station of Matulji with “beautiful sunshine, clear sky, blue sea and warm, kräftig air.” Coats of arms and laurel decorated the station with Austrian and […]

Book Review: Andrew Krivak’s The Sojourn

Manhunter Set in a world that has faded from living memory, The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak is a searing coming-of-age story about a sharpshooter in the Austrian Army on the Italian front in the First World War. A finalist for the 2011 National Book Award, this taut, densely packed novel ranges across rugged physical and […]

Honoured Dead

Vienna loves a beautiful corpse – eine schöne Leiche – so the saying goes, but at the funeral of Otto von Habsburg, the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary on July 16, it was difficult to tell who or what that corpse actually was. Granted, Otto’s black-and-gold draped coffin stood in the middle of the five-hour-long […]

The Pan-European

The Pan-European

Prof. Gregory Weeks was determined to take part in the reception at the Haus der Industrie in Vienna on Nov. 19, given in honor of the 95th birthday of Otto Habsburg, the son of the last emperor of Austria. A historian by training, Weeks was eager to see for himself a man, born a prince […]

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