„Jew Suss“ Film Presentation
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The Judenstadt - a stage of mind.
Graphic by T-Arts, 2005

Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, New York
Sunday, March 12, 2006, 2 pm

Presented by the
Leo Baeck Institute
in cooperation with the
Austrian Cultural Forum New York


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THE JUDENSTADT
- A STAGE OF MIND



Staged reading performances from
a new play in four acts
by Warren Rosenzweig


- Jewish Museum of Vienna, in cooperation with the Vienna Volkstheater, June 2004
- Municipal Theater of Haifa, August 2004
- Literaturhaus Vienna, June 2005
- Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, March 2006

A dramaturgical odyssey in search of the connections between antisemitism, assimilation, and the theatrical world view on the way to political Zionism.

THE JUDENSTADT examines the Jewish landscape in early fin-de-siècle Vienna. The plot centers on the psyche and career of Theodor Herzl, an author who would turn politician and would fight to rescue international Jewry from the rising tide of Austrian and German antisemitism.

A dramatic account of the life and times of a frustrated bourgeois playwright and his metamorphosis into the 20th century political visionary whose creativity, conviction, and self-confidence would shake the course of history.
Staged reading performance in Haifa, Israel

Staged reading performance in Haifa, Israel. Karen Ztur and Warren Rosenzweig. Photo by JTA, 2004

Staged reading performance in the Jewish Museum of Vienna. Christoph Zadra and Daniel Micheel, 2004

Staged reading performance in the Jewish Museum of Vienna. Anne Wiederhold and Christoph Zadra, 2004

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