The 62nd Viennese Opera Ball in New York City, a lavish affair, celebrated Leonard Bernstein and Johann Strauss. And there was cake.
Science and humanism—and Jews and Christians—collide in early modern Europe
‘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.
Seventy-seven years to the day after the Austrian-Jewish journalist and novelist died, the great chronicler of prewar Europe still has much to tell us
Dispatch from Vienna, where a closely contested presidential election may be a bellwether for an increasingly xenophobic Europe
Pediatrician Hans Asperger is known worldwide for the syndrome he first diagnosed. The rest of his story—in Vienna during WWII—has only recently come to light.
Read our coverage leading up the accord, which President Obama says is ‘built on verification’
A dispatch from Vienna, where the White House continues to cover for the Iranians who refuse to come clean
A comparison of the White House’s political use of fairy tales in negotiating the terms of a nuclear program
Remembering Maria Altmann, the uncompromising Klimt owner behind Helen Mirren’s portrayal in ‘Woman in Gold’
The influential rabbi takes a walk in 1923
New York Festival of Song’s Steven Blier’s latest program showcases Freud’s influence on the Golden Age of German lieder
Architectural historian faced one-year prison sentence over restitution claim
Reporter Sarah Wildman’s grandfather escaped Vienna in 1938. Long after he died, she discovered the life—and lover—he left behind.
A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
In search of the traces of my refugee transit camp in Vienna, on my way to America
Video: Try this simple recipe for Vienna’s iconic chocolate treat, and make your own apricot jam to top it off
Stephan Templ, known for documenting stolen Jewish property, was convicted after failing to name other heirs—but sees it as payback
A fascinating letter tells the gripping story of the fateful extraction of the influential film industry lawyer Paul Koretz
The whole question of modernity, in new assessments of the German composer and his work
Two new biographical studies and dual exhibits in Vienna plumb the psychodrama of the great Lucian Freud
In a candid conversation, the great filmmaker considers his Jewish Orpheus, banality, and his final word
The anointed king of American letters’ eccentric new book, ‘The Kraus Project,’ is also hate mail for our shallow culture
Jewish communities across the globe see protests, vitriolic chants
Bambi was invented by a Viennese Jew. David Rakoff, who died Aug. 9, examined the story’s dark side in 2006.
Why I published Friderike Burger’s memoir of her service as femme de l’artiste to Stefan Zweig
With a rediscovered 1930s novel, Viennese Romance, Austrian writer David Vogel becomes a key figure in the creation of Modern Hebrew literature
Plus what’s going to happen to Egypt, and more in the news
Children’s book illustrator Tom Seidmann-Freud—Sigmund Freud’s niece—led a short and tragic life, but her surreal, whimsical art endures
The German Jewish writer Joseph Roth, whose letters are newly translated, chronicled the death of 19th century Europe and the rise of its darker heir