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City Without Jews


Dir. H.K. Breslauer (1924).
A topical movie—and a prophetic one—based on Hugo Bettauer’s anti-anti-Semitic novel, this Austrian silent imagined a situation in which a future chancellor expelled his nation’s Jews, only to watch the economy sputter, courts and hospitals collapse, and cultural life grind to a halt. Understandably controversial in its day, City Without Jews mixes near-newsreel reportage with some fairly low stereotypes.

Thu., June 24, 7:30 p.m., 2010


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