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Film Screening “The City Without Jews”

  • Jewish Museum Vienna 11 Dorotheergasse Wien, Wien, 1010 Austria (map)

Today, “Die Stadt ohne Juden” is regarded as one of the most important Austrian film productions of the inter-war years. Based on Hugo Bettauer’s novel, the movie shows in disturbing foresight the cultural and economic impoverishment of a city following the expulsion its Jewish population. Almost 100 years after its cinematic adaptation by Hans Karl Breslauer, Hugo Bettauer’s “novel of our time” turns out to be highly topical.

After missing scenes of the movie had been found at a Parisian flea market in 2015, the Film Archive Austria launched a large crowdfunding initiative and was able to restore the film almost completely in an extensive process. The originally lost ending, a dramaturgical parallel narrative, and hitherto unknown images with a clear anti-Semitic connotation make the film appear in a completely new light.

In the scope of the “Kino der Orte” (“Cinema of Places”) series. In cooperation with the Film Archive Austria.

Advanced booking requested: Tel.: +43 1 535 04 31-1510 or e-mail:

Free admission as of 6:15 p.m.