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Nelkengasse: Screening at the Austrian Cultural Forum London

  • Location:
    Austrian Cultural Forum London , 28, Rutland Gate, SW 7 London, Knightsbridge

The Flight of the Moldau Family,
recounted by Heinz Moldau
A documentary film by Alexandra Reill

Screening with English subtitles
Opening words: Elisabeth Kögler
Thematic table with Alexandra Reill and Tom Wade-West, Heinz Moldau's brother-in-law, after the screening

Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 7 PM
Admission free, but please reserve your seat:

Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ

In Vienna 1938-1945, the buildings No 4 and 6, Nelkengasse represent a particularly tragic location in the 6th district of Vienna - Mariahilf. In these houses, a high number of so-called Sammelwohnungen were installed - group flats where many Jews had to move to after eviction from their homes. From here, 31 people were deported to the concentration camps Kielce, Litzmannstadt/Lodz, Kowno, Maly Trostinec, and Auschwitz and murdered there.[1] Heinz Moldau and his family lived in 6, Nelkengasse; the father ran a well-reputed leather goods factory in 26, Westbahnstraße. The factory was aryanized, and the family - Heinz Moldau then a boy of sixteen years - had to flee from Vienna. In the interviews, Heinz Moldau talks about his family, the threats from the Nazis, the aryanization of the leather goods factory and the flight from Vienna.

From 6, Nelkengasse 14 people werde deported and murdered.

Our thxs go to
Heinz Moldau, Michael Moldau, Susanne Moldau, Tom Wade-West

as well as to

Austrian Cultural Forum London
Cultural Commitee of 1060 Vienna
Department of Culture of the City of Vienna

Vienna / Orkney Islands 2008 / 2012 / 2013

Press Contact
Alexandra Reill

call: ++43[0]6991 820 70 03
mail to: alexandra.reill@kanonmedia.com
write to: 12 / 24, richtergasse, A 1070 vienna
visit: http://www.kanonmedia.com

Photo Source:
Heinz Moldau. Around 1936; family-owned, date and author of photography unknown.

High-resolution download for press purposes only from:

Text Sources:
[1] Cp. Alexandra Reill, Nelkengasse, in: Kilian Franer, Ulli Fuchs [Hg.], Erinnern für die Zukunft, echomedia, Vienna 2009, p. 162-163