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  • NYS Writers Institute

EVENT: "The City Without Jews" 1924 silent film with live musical accompaniment

Based on the 1922 dystopian book by Hugo Bettauer,
it is a chilling premonition of the Holocaust


Film with live musical accompaniment, 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre, Performing Arts Center, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany 12222

No tickets required. For more information, visit

The screening of this 1924 silent film by Austrian director H.K. Breslauer is accompanied with live original music composed and performed by world-renowned klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and celebrated silent film pianist Donald Sosin. Based on the dystopian book "Die Stadt ohne Juden" by Hugo Bettauer, it is a chilling premonition of the Holocaust.

Read more about this unique event at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center web site.

Presented in partnership with the UAlbany Performing Arts Center. Funding support provided by the Sunrise Foundation for Education and the Arts, University at Albany Foundation, University Auxiliary Services and UAlbany's StAR Program.



All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask or other face covering while inside any UAlbany owned, operated or leased building.

Unvaccinated individuals are also required to wear face coverings in all outdoor settings. This revised mask requirement will remain in place until the University removes the requirement upon the recommendations of the CDC or other public health officials. Individuals should not attend our in-person events if they — or anyone in their household — are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.


Courtesy parking for Writers Institute events on the Uptown Campus will be available in the State Quad Student Parking Lot one hour prior to and one hour after events.

Visitor parking lots are also available for $5 per vehicle, though parking spaces are very limited.

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