Heinz Moldau, 2008. Still aus: Alexandra Reill: Nelkengasse, 2013

Nelkengasse

Documentary film on the flight of Heinz Moldau and his family from Vienna in 1938

Documentary | DV PAL | 16:9 | 2013

concept | interviewing | camera | editing | sound mix alexandra reill
camera contributions walter peternell
choice of soundtrack theme heinz moldau

coordination | public relations alexandra reill
production kanonmedia | vienna / a | the point / uk 2008 / 2012 / 2013

In Vienna 1938-1945, the buildings No 4 and 6, Nelkengasse represent a particularly tragic location in the 6th district. In these houses, many so-called Sammelwohnungen were installed – group flats where Jewish families lived following evictions from their homes. From here, 31 people were deported to concentration camps and murdered there. This film tells the story of the Moldau family and features interviews with Heinz Moldau, only 16 when he fled Vienna. (*)

The film Nelkengasse is the portrait of Heinz Moldau who lived with his Jewish family in Vienna. His father ran a reputated leather goods factory in the 7th district of Vienna. In the interviews Heinz Moldau talks about his childhood and youth in Vienna, about the factory – which was aryanized; he reports how the family got threatened by the National Socialists, and how the family fled and built a new life in Great Britain. After his work life he retreated on an island north of the Scottish mainland where he lived for more than 20 years.

By January 1, 1938, German Jews were prohibited from operating businesses and trades, and from offering goods and services. In the Autumn of 1938, only 40,000 of the formerly 100,000 Jewish businesses were still in the hands of their original owners. Aryanization was completed with the enactment of a regulation, the “Verordnung zur Ausschaltung der Juden aus dem deutschen Wirtschaftsleben” of November 12, 1938, through which the remaining businesses were transferred to non-Jewish owners and the proceeds taken by the state. Jewelry, stocks, real property and other valuables had to be sold below market value. Jewish employees were fired, and self-employed people were prohibited from working in their respective professions. (*)

Nelkengasse supported by

The production of the film Nelkengasse started in the framework of the project Erinnern für die Zukunft initiated by the Commission of Culture 1060 Vienna and produced by Mariahilfer Kulturplattform [2007-2008] and received funding in 2008.

Furthermore, our thxs go to

— jugend in wien – wienxtra
— mediathek austria
— michael moldau
— susanne moldau
— technisches museum wien
— österreichische mediathek

Nelkengasse screenings at

— das dorf / vie / a / 14
— austrian cultural forum london / lon / uk / 13
— excerpts: die fabrik der familie moldau / vienna district museum 1070 / vie / a / 13
— okto tv / vie / a / 13
— ega / vie / a / 13
— ega / vie / a / 12
— österreichische mediathek / vie / a / 08

Nelkengasse collection entries

— österreichische mediathek / vie / a / 08

Nelkengasse quoted / referred to in

— BMEIA: Austria Kultur International. Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Auslandskultur 2013 / vie / a / 14
— Astrid Michlmayer: Eine Erinnerungskultur in Wien: Stolpersteine und ähnliche Projekte. Lassen sich geschlechtsspezifische Unterschiede in Erinnerung und Diskurs finden?. Diplomarbeit an der Universität Wien / vie / a / 13
— Kilian Franer, Ulli Fuchs [Hg.]: Erinnern für die Zukunft, echomedia, Wien 2009
— Ulli Fuchs: Erinnern für die Zukunft. Projektbeschreibung / vie / a / 09

Nelkengasse listed in | featured by

— kulturforum-m / vie / a / 20
— tv stream times / int / 15
— eu-gene / int / 14
— swotee / a / 14
— falter / vie / a / 14
— volksgruppen.orf.at / vie / a / 14
— österreichischer berufsverband der sozialarbeiterinnen / vie / a / 14
— esel / vie / a / 14
— esterartnewsletter / vie / a / 14
— wherevent / vie / a / 14
— allevents / vie / a / 14
— sagwo / vie / a / 14
— zonize / int / 14
— lurk / int / 14
— seniorkom / vie / a / 14
— fashion.at / vie / a / 14
— arts-numériques / paris / f / 13
— rhizome / nyc / us / 13
— israelitische kultusgemeinde / vie / a / 13
— derstandard tv program / vie / a / 13
— kurier tv program / vie / a / 13
— diepresse tv program / vie / a / 13
— okto tv / vie / a / 13
— puls4 / vie / a / 13
— esel / vie / a / 13
— tvinfo.at / vie / a / 13
— furtherfield / lon / uk / 13
— satstar.net / de / 13
— tvinfo.de / de / 13
— arts-numériques / paris / f / 12
— israelitische kultusgemeinde / vie / a / 12
— erinnern.at / vie / a / 12
— esra on facebook / vie / a / 12
— esel / vie / a / 12
— puls4 / vie / a / 12
— nelkengasse / vie / a / 12
— ega lounge / vie / a / 12
— yasni canada / can / 12
— pipl directory / int / 12
— feest / es / 12
— rhizome / nyc / us / 12
— furtherfield / lon / uk / 12
— habereder.de / de / 12
— bioculture art lab / pl / 12
— ethanbach on twitter / int / 12
— medienwerkstatt wien | video edition austria release 02. 4. sonic patterns. catalogue / vie / a / 09
— erinnern für die zukunft / vie / a / 08
— apa / vie / a / 08
— israelitische kultusgemeinde / vie / a / 08
— educult / vie / a / 08
— döw / vie / a / 08
— apa ots portal / vie / a / 08
— mondaynews / berlin / d / 08
— der falter / vie / a / 08
— gruene mariahilf / vie / a / 08

(*)
Author unknown: Nelkengasse: The Flight of the Moldau Family, Austrian Cultural Forum London [Hg.], press release on occasion of the film screening at ACF London, 2013
(**)
Authors’ collective: Aryanization, in Wikipedia / English Language, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryanization, access: 23-09-08