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Book presentation: Gerhard Friedrich “Heinrich Glücksmann: Brückenbauer in neue Zeiten” – the discovery of a forgotten person

Monday, February 27th | Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

With this book, Gerhard Friedrich presents the first comprehensive biography of Heinrich Glücksmann, a prominent man of the theater, pacifist, journalist and writer in his day who died in exile in 1943. He worked for a quarter century as the dramaturg of the Deutsches Volkstheater in Vienna. At the end of the Hapsburg Monarchy and in the First Republic he was a highly regarded cultural journalist, author and speaker at countless events, as well as a functionary in numerous organizations, and then fell into oblivion. Glücksmann helped authors such as Arthur Schnitzler, Anton Wildgans, Franz Molnar and Karl Schönherr to achieve important stage successes, was a friend of celebrated actors such as Josef Kainz, Josef Lewinsky and Victor Kutschera and, as a humanist and peace activist, accompanied Bertha von Suttner and Alfred Hermann Fried.
This richly illustrated biography not only tells of the life, work and intellectual world of the highly honored man but also sheds light on the developments in Austria’s politics, economy and society from the 1880s to the Second World War and provides insights into the background of theatrical events of that period.
Rudolf Nagiller, in conversation with Gerhard Friedrich, will talk about the long-time Volkstheater dramaturg, as well as about politics, the economy and society at the end of the Habsburg Monarchy and in the First Republic.
Dr. Rudolf Nagiller is a former ORF journalist.
Dr. Gerhard Friedrich is a journalism historian, author of non-fiction books and biographies, longtime journalist (at the ORF and “Der Standard,” among elsewhere, as well as the editor-in-chief of magazines in Austria and Switzerland and as a correspondent in Eastern Europe, Spain and Germany).
Free admission as of 6:00 p.m.
Advance booking requested: Tel.: +43 1 535 04 31-1510 or e-mail: events@jmw.at