Hannes Richter

Editor's Welcome

It is a great pleasure for me to introduce myself to you, dear readers of Austrian Information. I have recently assumed the position of Christoph Meran, former Director of the Austrian Press & Information Service, who left at the end of September.
Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

In Brief

Austrian Federal Election Results; Austrian-American Council celebrates 25th anniversary.
Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Sigmund Freud Symposium

Sigmund Freud

In recognition of Sigmund Freud’s legacy as the father of Psychoanalysis and in honor of his 150th birthday, the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C. hosted a symposium September 15th on Freud’s significance in the 21st century. It was ‘A Day of Reflection on Freud’s Place in Our Minds,’ as expressed by the symposium’s title. The high-profile event brought together representatives from four major U.S. psychoanalytic organizations as well as prominent Freud experts from the academic and cultural world.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Austria and the Hungarian Revolution 1956

Austrian Legation in Budpest

On the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956, we present a translated article written by Martin Pammer on the special role played by Austria’s diplomatic mission in Budapest at the time of the Hungarian national uprising. It highlights the effects the crisis had on Austria, when implementing its newly gained neutrality by securing its borders and offering humanitarian assistance in Budapest and to Hungarian refugees coming to Austria. The Young Austrian Republic emerged as a haven of freedom, democracy and humanity at a time when Europe was divided by the Iron Curtain and sinking back into the Cold War.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Spotlight on Dance

Dance Festival

From October 31 to November 8, 2006 , the Austrian Cultural Forum in Washington, D.C. set the stage for a dance extravaganza - The Austrodance Festival 2006 - Beyond the Waltz.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Spotlight on Dance II

Laurent Ziegler

Un|still: Contemporary dance and photography. An Interview with Austrian photographer Laurent Ziegler.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

The Adele Saga

Adele Bloch-Bauer

It was a sixty-eight year odyssey that began when the Nazis seized the masterpiece created by Gustav Klimt in 1907, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. The painting is deemed a 20th century icon - of gold leaf inspired by Japanese lacquer and Byzantine mosaics - and was sold in April for the highest-known price ever paid for a painting. Its sojourn is an interesting one, a saga worth telling.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Obituary

Paul G. Fried (1919 - 2006) Professor of European History and considered the architect of one of the oldest and most highly regarded summer study-abroad programs, the Vienna Summer School. Dr. Paul G. Fried died on July 24 at the age of 87.
Hannes Richter