Within the context of our commemorative programme 2018, the Austrian Cultural Forum London is honoured to welcome back contemporary witness Eric Sanders. Born in 1919, young Ignaz Erich Schwarz, son of Jewish parents, was forced to leave Austria during the Anschluss in 1938 and arrived in the UK with the Kindertransport.
Eric will read from and present both his autobiography “Emigration ins Leben. Wien-London und nicht mehr retour” (Emigration to Life: Vienna-London and not back) as well as his novel “Secret Operations. From Music to Morse and Beyond”. The novel tells the story of a young promising pianist and composer, Eric, whose chances of a career have been destroyed by the arrival of the Nazis.
Eric’s son Paul will be guiding the audience through the evening which will be accompanied by musical interludes.