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  • Vienna Glories in Past and Present

    By Carvin Knowles

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Sixty years after the end of World War II, Vienna has reclaimed its roots as a city of culture. Not the culture of stoic monuments to faded glory or landmarks illuminated by historical plaques, but in a living, breathing, heart-still-pumping way. Grand-yet-graceful music, art and...

  • Curtain Rises on Mozart’s Jewish Tie

    By Carvin Knowles

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    On Jan. 27, Austria is marking the 250th birthday of its favorite son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In honor of this sesquibicentennial, the city of Vienna is planning an impressive program of more than 1,000 events, including 350 public concerts and performances of the composer's operas...

  • High Marks for Jewish Swimmers

    By Tom Tugend

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    "Watermarks" is a life-affirming documentary that celebrates the constancy of courage and grace, from youth to old age.

    Its setting is the waltz-loving Austria of the 1920s and '30s, where the lithe young swimmers of the fabled Hakoah ("the strength") Vienna sports club are...

  • Two Tickets to ‘Paradise’

    By Tom Tugend

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    There was a time in the 1930s and '40s when Los Angeles, until then considered a barbarian desert outpost by effete Eastern snobs, became the European culture capital in exile.

    An influx of the greatest Jewish artists from Berlin, Vienna and Budapest, fleeing Nazi persecution,...

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  • The Rebirth of Jewish Vienna

    By Curt Leviant

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    As our British Airways jet approached Vienna, we were able to make out the famous skyline of the Austrian capital. Excited, snatches of Viennese waltzes ran through our head, which somehow then turned to melodies by Mozart and Beethoven. But then more somber, darker images of the...

  • A Survivor’s Pesach

    By Mojdeh Sionit

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The Passover I spent with Rav Tov, a Jewish Rescue Organization in Vienna, in 2001, was my first time being separated from my family and  our Pesach seder.

    Rabbi Michael Pressburger, a prominent Austrian rabbi, hosted us in his small Orthodox synagogue. Pressburger, a native...

  • Homecoming From Hell

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    One day during his junior year abroad in Vienna in 1978, Jon Marans told a professor of his intention to visit the concentration camp Dachau. Her response stunned him. "She said, 'Why do you want to go there for? It's just a bunch of dead Jews,'" recalled the Pulitzer-nominated...

  • Vienna’s first Holocaust museum

    By Edward Serotta

    November 2, 2000 | 6:59 pm

    For a country that has had more than a few problems facing its past, the decision to build Vienna's first Holocaust museum came almost easily.

    It was the follow-through that was difficult, time-consuming and controversial.

    Vienna's Holocaust Memorial in the inner city's Judenplatz was...

  • Vienna Opens

    By Tom Tugend

    March 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    The new Arnold Schoenberg Center occupies onefloor of the Palais Fanto in downtown Vienna. A recital auditorium isamong its features.

    With a week-long celebration to mark theopening of the Arnold Schoenberg Center, Vienna heaped honors on theseminal composer of 20th-century music,...

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