The City Without Jews

The City Without Jews
A major silent film find: recently rediscovered and restored, this much-sought Austrian satire offers historical insight on antisemitism in 1920s Europe, and by extension today’s anti-immigrant politics. A fictitious city decides that the solution to its ills is to expel its Jewish population. That exact premise would in just a few years become political reality in the hands of fascist murderers.

The City Without Jews

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1924 / B&w / 1:33 Silent Ap. / 91 min. / Die Stadt ohne Juden / Street Date August 25, 2020 / 39.95

Starring: Eugen Neufeld, Hans Moser, Anny Milety, Johannes Riemann, Ferdinand Mayerhofer, Mizi Griebl, Karl Tema, Hans Effenberger, Gisela Werbisek, and Armin Berg.

Camera: Hugo Eywo, Eduard von Borsody

Sets: Julius von Borsody

Original Music scores: Donald Sosin and Alicia Svigals / Olga Neuwirth

Written by Ida Jenbach, Hans Karl Breslauer from the novel by Hugo Bettauer

Directed by Hans Karl Breslauer

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