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Michael Carter-Sinclair

, but owners of kiosks in the Prater planned celebrations for the birthday of the Emperor. This would begin with a celebratory mass in the nearby church of St Johann von Nepomuk, with an invitation extended to elected local officials. Wounded war veterans would be given free entry to entertainments, including cinemas. Despite resentment and anger at the war that the Habsburgs had launched, some remained loyal. 90 This statement was made at a time when it was becoming clear that the Central Powers were finished. On 6 August, the final German assault in the west, the

in Vienna’s ‘respectable’ antisemites
Michael Carter-Sinclair

similar opinions to meet, share reminiscences and be part of the bigger cause in the struggle between left and right. 5 Schattendorf and a new confidence Extreme social problems caused great suffering, but, although Vienna suffered extremes of unemployment, most of its people had work, however hard, and accommodation, however poor. 6 Cinemas were dotted around the city; sporting events were a popular feature of daily life, from football and ice hockey to horse racing; and radio brought news and entertainment into homes. 7 These all seemed to indicate a society

in Vienna’s ‘respectable’ antisemites
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(1889–1953): conjuror, amateur cook, cinema organist, and highly-respected player and choir trainer. Using his stop list, Harrison and Harrison, the organ builders, assembled a temporary two-manual organ in 1943, playable from the main console. The instrument was considered ‘masterly’, ‘one of the most enthralling organs I have met’, 203 and Cocker’s playing exploited its colours to the full, mesmerizing one observer who sat with him at the console one evensong. 204 But for Cocker the best was yet to come, and

in Manchester Cathedral
Christian Suhr

freely as they want. I hope nothing has followed me on the way home from the mosque. I know I shouldn't be afraid of the jinn. As I start to write this fieldnote my left index finger begins to vibrate. I know this feeling from before, but I don't like that it starts now. It stops. Thank you, God. Cinema fist I have suggested the term self-sacrifice as somehow useful in understanding healing in psychiatric healthcare and Islamic exorcism, but I have not specifically discussed how such

in Descending with angels
Christian Suhr

and Castaing-Taylor are pivotal figures within the formation of observational cinema – a distinctive style of documentary filmmaking that uses the mimetic power of the camera to not simply mirror everyday reality, but facilitate a process of merging the object of perception with the body of the perceiver. Through long uninterrupted shots, the camera is used as ‘a physical extension’ of the cameraperson's perceptual organs, thus allowing viewers intimate access to the filmmaker's engagement with the social reality portrayed (Castaing-Taylor 1996 : 75; Henley 2004

in Descending with angels
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Christian Suhr

amount of time they had to spend as secretaries for the distribution, documentation, and keeping of protocols of their patients’ consumption of psychotropic medicine. Recall the nurse cited in Chapter 2 : ‘I can't just tell the patient that I don't understand the medicine and that I wouldn't dare to take it myself. Shouldn't we go to the cinema once a week instead? … We have our key tasks: to diagnose and to find the correct medication. Medication, this is the guys who get the money, this is where you have evidence. Nobody receives money for

in Descending with angels
Nigel Grizzard

cemetery. It forced the workers to band together to form a Leeds Jewish Workers Burial and Trading Society to provide free funerals, with members paying a 1d a week subscription. The Society also provided a kosher butcher’s shop and carried out its own shechita. In 1911, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Astrinsky was appointed rabbi of the Society, which had over 1,000 members and was also by this time providing synagogue services. 13 The first decade of the twentieth century also saw the opening of cinemas in Leeds and Jews were prominent in this industry

in Leeds and its Jewish Community
Girls from the Kinder transport in Southport, 1938–1940
Bill Williams

advantage of a convenient rail link to reside in what was seen as a particularly attractive and healthy segment of the Merseyside commuter belt – the ‘Seaside Garden City’, according to its own publicity.4 Other such families in the Southport of the 1930s were those of Henry Doniger, the wealthy director of a group of factories manufacturing cloth caps in the Cheetham area of Manchester;5 Isaac Freedland, ‘managing director of one of the largest cabinet-making firms in the north of Britain’;6 the Manchester cinema proprietor, Benjamin Henry Franks;7 the moneylender

in ‘Jews and other foreigners’
Refugees at the Stockport hostel, 1939–1940
Bill Williams

cinemas.16 Of all these changes, the leading families of Stockport’s tiny Jewish community, said to comprise only 350 individuals in 1939,17 were amongst both the promoters and the beneficiaries. The first evidence of any Jewish connection with the town was the creation in the 1850s of a cotton-spinning firm at Kingston Mill by two Manchester industrialists, Henry Micholls and Philip Lucas, both leading founders of Manchester’s first Reform Synagogue and the latter the first Jewish member of Manchester City Council. Although notable 272 Refugees at the Stockport hostel

in ‘Jews and other foreigners’
Refugees and the Manchester Yeshiva
Bill Williams

believed it would interfere with their studies, the sending out of refugee students to place collecting boxes in Jewish homes and seek out subscribers.23 On 12 February 1939 the Manchester Jewish Amateur Minstrels were persuaded to put on a new version of its ‘Coloured Capers’ at the Odeon Cinema in Prestwich; its advertisement in the Jewish Gazette ended, ‘An Effort in Aid of Refugee Students at the College. It will be a pleasure for you and a salvation for others’.24 Lists of donors to the appeal were published in the Jewish Chronicle with the reminder, ‘Is your name

in ‘Jews and other foreigners’