Database of Funded Research

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies has generously funded academic research and public history projects that promote an understanding of the historic relationship between the United States and Austria. The following search tools make it possible to explore these projects and to learn more about the scholars and organizations who have received BIAAS grants and fellowships.

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Michael Haas

2020
Topics: Culture, History, Music
Products: Film

“Discovering Karol Rathaus” is a film about a Jewish composer of classical music posed to become one of the most influential composers of his generation. With the rise of the Nazis he escaped Germany but failed to reestablish himself in the hostile cultural and political atmosphere of McCarthy America. Hiding behind the facade of ‘happiness’, Rathaus became one of the many unacknowledged casualties of the Holocaust.  The part of the film supported by the Botstiber [...]