H.K. Breslauer’s silent film The City Without Jews (1924), based on Hugo Bettauer’s novel, is one of the most important cinematic documents produced in Austria during the interwar period. Seen through a contemporary lens, it stands as a sinister premonition of the Holocaust to come. In 2017 the composer Olga Neuwirth wrote a new score for the restored complete version of the film. Composed for a live ensemble and tape, her music plays with the conventions of the genre and emphasizes the hard-hitting impact of the imagery and narrative.

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21. January 2024
The City Without Jews – Programme presentation Markus Hinterhäuser

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