Book presentation: Peter Stephan Jungk "Die Dunkelkammern der Edith Tudor-Hart"
Peter Stephan Jungk’s biographical novel describes the colorful life of his great-aunt Edith Tudor-Hart, photographer, Soviet spy, and single mother. She was born and grew up in Vienna and studied at the Bauhaus during the Weimar Republic. She was subsequently arrested for Communist activities and emigrated to England, where she became known for her sociological photo documentations. In 2013, the Jewish Museum Vienna paid tribute to Edith Tudor-Hart in the exhibition "Vienna´s Shooting Girls" She knew Anna Freud, Donald Winnicott, and Kim Philby. At the same time she worked for the KGB and played a vital role in the recruitment of the Cambridge Five, the most famous Soviet spy ring in Great Britain.
The writer Anna Kim talks to the author.
Peter Stephan Jungk, born in Santa Monica, California, in 1952, studied at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and has written numerous novels and screenplays as well as working as a documentary film maker and translator. He was recently guest professor of German literature in the USA and Austria. He lives in Paris and is currently working on a documentary film about Edith Tudor-Hart.
Anna Kim, born in Daejeon, South Korea, in 1977, studied philosophy und dramatics in Vienna and has published several novels and poetry books since 1999.
In cooperation with: Alte Schmiede.
Free admission from 6.45 p.m.
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