Klaus Rózsa, a well-known and politically active photographer, lived in Zurich for decades as a stateless individual. All of his applications for naturalisation were refused on political grounds. In 1956 he fled Hungary, growing up in Switzerland with a Jewish father who had survived Auschwitz and Dachau. Due to the extreme proximity of such a fate, the camera led him repeatedly to places where injustice was done. It was this particular quality of his camerawork that proved fateful for him.

Stateless - Klaus Rózsa, Photographer

Klaus Rozsa, a well-known and politically active photographer, lived in Zurich for decades as a stateless individual. All of his applications for naturalisation were refused on political grounds. In 1956 he fled Hungary, growing up in Switzerland with a Jewish father who had survived Auschwitz and Dachau. Due to the extreme proximity of such a fate, the camera led him repeatedly to places where injustice was done. It was this particular quality of his camerawork that proved fateful for him. State Security writes: “By recording police abuse, he interfered with the work of the police.” The latter harassed and abused him so frequently that he emigrated to Hungary in 2008, where he then entered into fresh confrontations.

Upcoming Screenings

Wallisellen ZH CHGemeinschaftsraum Zwicky SÜD (Klaus Rózsa u. Erich Schmid anw.) 26. Oktober 2017, 20:15
Lenzburg AG CHAula Schulhaus Lenzhard mit Klaus Rozsa u. Erich Schmid – Flyer 27. Oktober 2017, 20:15
Biberach/Riß DE39. Filmfestspiele (Wettbewerb) 31. Oktober 2017
Brig VS CHKino Kapitol CinéCulture (Klaus Rózsa u. Erich Schmid anw.) from 12. November 2017, 11:00
Upcoming Screenings

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