• Location:
    ega lounge: frauen im zentrum, 26, Windmühlgasse, Vienna, Vienna, 1060, AT

The Flight of the Moldau Family,
recounted by Heinz Moldau

A documentary film by Alexandra Reill

Premiere with English subtitles
Opening words: Ingeborg Habereder

Duration of the video installation
07 until 21 December 2012, 07 until 18 January 2013
Monday – Friday 5 PM until 24 PM

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 Polish 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 in 1938 – Heinz Moldau now being 16 years old – the family 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 and Susanne Moldau

as well as to
Department of Culture of the City of Vienna
Municipality of the 6th District of Vienna

Vienna / Hoy 2008 / 2012

Press Contact
Alexandra Reill

call: ++43[0]6991 820 70 03
mail to:
write to: 12 / 24, richtergasse, A 1070 vienna

An initiative of ega: frauen im zentrum and KulturForum M

Photo Sources:
Left: Living room of the Moldau family in 6, Nelkengasse; family-owned, date and author of photography unknown. Centre: Heinz Moldau. Around 1936; family-owned, date and author of photography unknown. Right: Max Moldau and an employee in the office of the leather goods factory Molmax in 26, Westbahnstraße; family-owned, date and author of photography unknown.

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

LilyMee Dec. 4 2012 13:56Reply

Please, change the phare "Polish concentrantion camp" to "Nazi German concentrantion camp in occupied Poland". There were no Polish concentrantion camps. Poles were murdered in Nazi camps. This phrase is misleading and offending to the Polish people.

jimpres Dec. 4 2012 15:35Reply

The term 'Polish concentration camps' is incorrect. The Nazi Germans established the concentration camps on occupied soil. The camps were not Polish as implied by the comment. Please correct the error.