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Arena

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Last Waltz In Vienna
On Saturday 26 February 1938, 17-year-old Georg Klaar went to his first ball in Vienna. It was also his last. Two weeks later Hitler annexed Austria. The comfortable world of Georg and his family was utterly destroyed.
' Originally I thought it would be nice for my children to hear about their family, a family they never met, never knew. That was the beginning. Then I found out that you can't just write a family story....'
Tonight Georg Klaar , now George Clare , tells his story. Based on his widely acclaimed autobiography, the film traces the fortunes of three generations of Viennese Jews through a troubled period of Austrian history. It begins in Vienna in the 1860s and ends in September 1942 in a tiny village in France from which his parents were to make their last journey. It is this small village which is at the heart of George Clare 's search for his family past - a personal attempt to record the rich cultural heritage which he absorbed and to lay the ghost of a recurring nightmare.
Producer TRISTRAM POWELL
Film cameraman COLIN WALDECK Film editor ARDAN FISHER
Film researcher MELDA GILLESPIE Series editor ALAN YENTOB

Contributors

Unknown: Georg Klaar
Unknown: Georg Klaar
Unknown: George Clare
Unknown: George Clare
Unknown: Colin Waldeck
Editor: Ardan Fisher
Unknown: Melda Gillespie
Editor: Alan Yentob

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