Celebrating 99 Years with Eric Sanders

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Celebrating 99 Years with Eric Sanders

  • Fri 14 Dec 2018
  • 6:30PM

The ACF is honoured to host a special event on the occassion of the 99th Birthday and Bestowal of the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art upon Mr 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. He recently published and presented his autobiography Emigration ins Leben. Wien-London und nicht mehr retour (Emigration to Life: Vienna-London and not back) as well and has previously written a novel entitled 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.

Upon Mr Sander's request we invite our ACF guests and friends to share an evening of celebration, stories and music. We are pleased to announce that the Austrian Ambassador Michael Zimmermann will bestow the Austrian Cross of Honour.


Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ

Erich Sanders portrait

© Harvey Shepherdson-Beck