In Memoriam Harry Weber (1921–2007)
Commemoration on the tenth anniversary of the death of the great Austrian photographer Harry Weber.
Ten years ago, on April 9, 2007, the great Austrian photographer Harry Weber passed away. As the long-time head photographer of the German weekly magazine Stern, he created iconic photos chronicling current events in Austria and around the world. At the age of seventeen he was able to escape to Palestine in 1938. His mother was murdered in the Shoah. He returned to Austria in 1945 as a soldier of the Jewish Brigade of the British Army. In the 1990s he developed his grand photo project “Today in Vienna. Photographs Documenting Current Jewish Life.” The Jewish Museum Vienna celebrated its reopening in 1996 after the renovation of Palais Eskeles with the exhibition that evolved from this project. Harry Weber remained closely connected with the Jewish Museum Vienna. After his death and the passing of his wife Marianne, the Museum received the rifle from Harry Weber’s time in the Jewish Brigade from his niece Uta Zahlten Omodeo. Since the opening of the new permanent exhibition in 2013, this rifle has been the much-noticed, first visible object when entering the exhibition.
Director Danielle Spera and Head Curator Werner Hanak-Lettner will read prepared texts at the commemoration event and remember together with the guest of honor Uta Zahlten Omodeo, as well as further associates of Harry Weber.
Advance booking requested: Tel.: +43 1 535 04 31-110 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free admission from 11:15 a.m.
Photo (c) JMW