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It’s often said about the Austrian foreign service that its job is to make Beethoven Austrian and Hitler German. The press release for Richard Tupy’s documentary, Servus, Adieu, Shalom: Jewish Life in Vienna, contains a hint of this agenda, quoting wartime refugee actor Leon Askin as saying, “If Hitler hadn’t come, Vienna would have become the world’s film capital,” as if Nazism was something that just happened to the Austrians. Presumably, the film takes a more in-depth look at the relationship between Viennese society and its Jewish members from the 10th century to the present. At 7 p.m. at the Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW. FREE. For reservations call (202) 895-6745.

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