Bettauer, Hugo Maximilian
Hugo Bettauer, photo
Bettauer, Hugo Maximilian, b. Baden (Lower Austria), Aug. 18, 1872, d. Vienna, March 26, 1925 (murdered), writer and journalist. 1899 moved to New York and took American citizenship; correspondent and literary editor on various newspapers (serialized novels); 1910 returned to Austria; 1914-1918 on the editorial staff of the Austrian daily "Neue Freie Presse"; 1924 with R. Olden editor of the magazine "Er und Sie. Wochenschrift für Lebenskultur und Erotik" ("He and She. Life-Style and Erotic Weekly"), which ceased publication after five editions; his novel "Die freudlose Gasse", 1924 ("Street without Happiness") was adapted for the screen in 1925 by G. W. Pabst and featured G. Garbo. B. was murdered by a National Socialist fanatic.
Works: Die Stadt ohne Juden, 1922; Der Kampf um Wien, 1923; Die freudlose Gasse, 1924; Das entfesselte Wien, 1924. - Edition: Gesammelte Werke, 6 vols., 1980.
Literature: M. G. Hall, Der Fall B., 1978.