I finally got citizenship from the country that persecuted my parents—just as things started feeling less secure in the country that offered them refuge
Unlike most of his learned Jewish contemporaries, Herzl understood that antisemitism can’t be pled or reasoned away
Decades after my mother fled Nazi-occupied Vienna, I plan to return—as an Austrian citizen
Suspended productions of ‘Leopoldstadt’ and ‘The Visit’ try to update the traumas that broke families in World War II
A new book, ‘The Berlin Mission,’ recounts the story of American diplomat Raymond Geist’s efforts to resist the Nazis from inside Germany
Tablet celebrates the great Viennese satirist’s 145th birthday this weekend
At Vienna’s famous Demel pastry shop, Faechertorte is always on the menu, but most diners don’t know about the cake’s backstory
Hans Morgenstern’s family fled the Nazis before returning to Austria after the war. Now, as the only Jew left in his small town outside Vienna, he laughs darkly watching the rise of Europe’s new far-right.
‘I am enjoying Vienna enormously,’ the composer wrote to his parents in 1966, ‘as much as a Jew can’
“If there will be ministers there for the Freedom Party, and I’m sure there will be, I will not be able to shake their hands,” Oskar Deutsch told Makor Rishon
The affecting new documentary ‘Bombshell’ is haunted by recordings of her lilting voice from the 1990s, after her descent into pop-culture hell
How an Israeli family conquered the Vienna food scene
Thomas Feiger rebuilds what was lost in the Austrian capital
But the theft and erasure of Sabina Spielrein’s intellectual legacy by the psychoanalytic establishment may be an even more troubling crime
Exhibitions in Paris and Vienna put the Jewish composer and painter’s creative and personal life in perspective
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.