Yesterday’s Europe

Actress Katja Riemann opened the literary programme of the Danube Festival 2018 with a reading from Stefan Zweig’s book “Memories of a European” .
Stefan Zweig, the Jewish author from Vienna, committed suicide in 1942 out of desperation during his exile in Brazil.

In this autobiographic book he wrote about “The World of Yesterday”, about the day-to-day life and the culture of Europe, about the xenophobia he encountered, about values and morality of past times.
The reading of Katja Riemann wowed the audience. a wonderful occasion to think about Europe – the Europe of yesterday, our Europe today and the Europe of tomorrow.

Read more about the evening (in German) here:

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