Wiener Vorlesung with David Rubinger
“My father was a very religious man. Strictly kosher, Shabbat, we weren’t even allowed to pick up a pencil. He worked hard all day, with just a break for lunch—except for Friday, of course, when he worked right through, so that he could come home early, clean up and put on his best clothes for Shabbat. ‘But the child has to have lunch,’ said mother. So Friday lunchtimes she went across the street to the restaurant and brought me home a mug of liver dumpling soup—which wasn’t kosher! I remember that my mother hid the red mug underneath the sink. To his dying day, I don’t think my father ever found out about this act of defiance by my mother. At all events, whenever I come to Vienna, my first meal on landing is always liver dumpling soup.” – David Rubinger
David Rubinger was born in Vienna in 1924 and emigrated with a group of young Zionists to Palestine in 1938. He lived there on a kibbutz until 1942, before volunteering for the British army’s Jewish Brigade the and serving in North Africa, Malta, Italy, Germany, and Belgium. In 1946 he returned to Palestine and in 1947 fought in Jerusalem during the Palestine war. Afterwards he opened a photo studio in Jerusalem and in 1952 was hired as a photo journalist for the weekly magazine haOlam haZeh and then two years later for the most popular Israeli evening newspaper Yediot Aharonot and for the Jerusalem Post. He worked for fifty years for Time-Life Magazine and in recognition of his achievements was awarded the Israel Prize for Art, Culture, and Media in 1997.
A cooperation between Wiener Vorlesungen and the Jewish Museum Vienna.
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