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The City Without Jews (1924)

Die Stadt ohne Juden (original title)
Jews are expelled from the city of Utopia.



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Credited cast:
Johannes Riemann ...
Leo Strakosch
Rat Bernart
Karl Tema ...
Rat Linder
Anny Miletty ...
Tochter Lotte Linder
Eugen Neufeld ...
Ferdinand Mayerhofer ...
Rat Volbert
Mizi Griebl ...
Frau Volbert
Hans Effenberger ...
Alois Carroni
Gisela Werbisek ...
Köchin Kathi (as Gisela Werbezirk)
Armin Berg ...
Kommiss Isidor
Sigi Hofer ...
Armin Seydelmann ...
Oberhaupt der Staatskirche
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fritz Flemmich ...
Artur Ranzenhofer ...
Ein blinder Jude
Josef Steinbach ...


Jews are expelled from the city of Utopia.

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5 May 1924 (Austria)  »

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The City Without Jews  »

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On March 10, 1925, National Socialist thug Otto Rothstock shot Hugo Bettauer, the author of the novel. On March 26, Bettauer died. Rothstock was lionized as a hero. He spent 18 months in prison. When he was released, he found himself very wealth and resumed his career as a NAZI. See more »


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9 March 2005 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

"A title card at the beginning of the film identifies the year as 1976, but everything looks like 1924. "

The film is based on a bestseller of the times by Hugo Bettauer, a satirical utopia with the same title. It was a satire, not science-fiction.

"This film is preaching to the choir. In 1924, a few people were already aware of the growing trend of European anti-Semitism and its danger to everyone. But most adults in 1924 either didn't give a damn about European Jews, or actively supported the politicians who advocated "relocation" of unwanted Jewish citizens."

This unfortunately shows a lack of knowledge, at least of the history of Vienna. (too long to explain here, just research it. ) Bettauer, author of the novel, was shot 5 times on march 10, 1925 by right-winger Otto Rothstock, and died on the next day, becoming the first prominent victim of the rise of national-socialism in Austria. 16 years later Ida Jenbach, co-author of the script, was deported to a concentration camp from which she never came back.

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