Meriel Schindler:
The Lost Café Schindler

venue BSW Group Big Top
date Saturday 18 June
time 7:30 pm
ticket prices £11 | £9


This is an addictive detective story. When Meriel Schindler’s father, Kurt Schindler died in 2017, she began to piece together the details of his life. Was he related to Oskar Schindler, immortalised in Steven Spielberg’s film, or to Franz Kafka? Through a history of the family business, the Café Schindler in Innsbruck, Meriel uncovers a fascinating – and devastating – family history. It also chronicles the wider story of the Jews of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and how anti-Semitism took root. It is a wonderful combination of the personal and the political, and also the story of a lost world.

Photo © Holly Falconer

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