Tribute: Anniversary of Mira Lobe's 100th Birthday

Mira Lobe (born Hilde Mirjam Rosenthal; September 17, 1913, in Görlitz, Silesia) was an Austrian writer of nearly 100 children's books. Some of her books were translated into English and other languages, such as „Es ging ein Schneemann durch das Land”, which became “The snowman who went for a walk” in English. ![/sites/default/files/old/2330.jpg:left]("I am me by Mira Lobe" "")After school, Mira Lobe wanted to study art history and German language and literature, but because she was Jewish, Lobe was not allowed to due to the growing antisemitism. Instead she attended a fashion school in Berlin, joined a Zionist youth group and studied Hebrew. In 1936 she emigrated to Palestine, where she got married to the actor and director Friedrich Lobe in 1940. With him she had two children. Her first book, "Insu-Pu", was published in 1948 in Tel Aviv. It tells the story of eleven children on their way to Terrania, where there's peace. They strand on a desert island where they manage to establish a perfectly working state. In 1951 she moved to Vienna with her husband. There she published books in first a communist and later a socialist publishing house. In 1957 they moved to East Berlin. In 1958 she was awarded the Austrian Children's Books prize for "Titi im Urwald" ("Titi in the Jungle"). Mira Lobe died on February 6, 1995, in Vienna. In all of Mira Lobe's books, peace, tolerance and social awareness are important topics. **Readings:** Danielle Spera & Hannah Landsmann. We are very pleased to welcome Mira Lobe’s son Reinhardt, to talk with him about his mother and her outstanding life. For children from 6 to 12 years Free admission for children and two accompanying adults Please register at: Communication & Education, tel. +43 (1) 5350431130 or e-mail: kids.school@jmw.at _Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse 11 1010 Vienna_