Frederic Morton


Born
in Vienna, Austria
October 05, 1924

Died
April 20, 2015

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Frederic Morton (born Fritz Mandelbaum) was a Jewish Austrian writer who emigrated to the United States in 1940. Born Fritz Mandelbaum in Vienna, Morton was raised as the son of a blacksmith who had specialised in forging imperial medals. In the wake of the Anschluss of 1938 his father was arrested but later released again. In 1939 the family fled to Britain, and the following year they migrated to New York. Morton said that back in 1940 his father decided, with a heavy heart, to change their family name to Morton in order to join an anti-Semitic labor union. Frederic Morton first worked as a baker but from 1949 studied literature. In 1951 he visited Austria again for the first time after the war, and in 1962 he returned, this time to Salzb ...more

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“Contemporary warfare, then, is best practiced by the professional serial killer.”
Frederic Morton, Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914

“More than ever, the “free market” turns neighbors into rivals and neighborhoods into covert battlegrounds.”
Frederic Morton, Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914

“Actually he did not need to earn a penny. By 1913 his mother and his aunt had left him two fair-size legacies. He kept both secret. Nobody in the Männerheim suspected him of an income that could have easily paid for quarters at a comfortable hotel.”
Frederic Morton, Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913/1914

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