The 62nd Viennese Opera Ball in New York City, a lavish affair, celebrated Leonard Bernstein and Johann Strauss. And there was cake.
The country’s parliament passes a law allowing it to seize Hitler’s birth home and keep it from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine
And a country escapes, yet again, from the prospect of Norbert Hofer becoming Europe’s first neo-fascist head of state
The Austrian government has been renting Hitler’s childhood home from its owner since 1972. Now, it’s working to legally seize the empty property.
‘Europe’s gift to Islam’ was born in Austria-Hungary 116 years ago this week. His ideas on the intersection of politics and religion are more relevant than ever.
Dispatch from Vienna, where a closely contested presidential election may be a bellwether for an increasingly xenophobic Europe
The victory by Hofer—the affable face Austria’s far-right FPÖ Party who ran on an anti-immigration platform—could be a sign of things to come
Why did Likud invite Heinz-Christian Strache, who has been accused of anti-Semitism in the past?
Said Hans Breuer, ‘There is too much similarity between these two situations–one 70 years ago, and one now.’
Half a century after its release, the film’s historical inaccuracies glare
Architectural historian faced one-year prison sentence over restitution claim
A writer returns to the Austrian town 25 years after a strange übernachtung
Nazi leader’s former residence in Austria will be a ‘House of Responsibility’
A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
How an academic field—marked by petty fighting, misguided ideological debates, and personal proximity to tragedy—doomed itself
Two administrators resign after 1947 text appears on high school German test
Stephan Templ, known for documenting stolen Jewish property, was convicted after failing to name other heirs—but sees it as payback
Europe’s approach to banning expression lets people feel good but does nothing to eradicate racism
Two new biographical studies and dual exhibits in Vienna plumb the psychodrama of the great Lucian Freud
The anointed king of American letters’ eccentric new book, ‘The Kraus Project,’ is also hate mail for our shallow culture
Hilde Spiel’s newly re-translated biography of the Austrian aristocrat is a cautionary tale of Jews during the German Enlightenment
Plus Austria withdraws from Golan Heights in response, and more
A scary incident in Austria shows that in the standoff against Iran, Europe is not standing up to the mullahs
Plus Massachusetts rabbi considering Senate run
Plus Jack Lew to be named treasury secretary?
Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?
With a rediscovered 1930s novel, Viennese Romance, Austrian writer David Vogel becomes a key figure in the creation of Modern Hebrew literature
Plus old anti-Semites say they are ‘the new Jews,’ and more in the news
Hungary has made a hard turn to the political right, but Holocaust survivor Karl Pfeifer, who in three decades of journalism has assailed Hungarian communists and Austrian fascists, refuses to let anti-Semitism return unchecked