Birth Name: Otto Preminger
Birth Place: Austria
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Otto Ludwig Preminger was born in a German-speaking conclave of Wiznitz, Poland (later the Ukraine) on Dec. 5, 1905. His father, Markus Preminger, was a Galician Jew who had been appointed as a public prosecutor by Austro-Hungarian emperor Franz Josef I. With the political upheavals that lead ultimately to the onset of World War I, the Preminger family relocated to Graz, Austria, where Markus accepted the position of the imperial Attorney General, and ultimately to Vienna, seat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Despite experiencing rampant anti-Semitism in the adopted city, the Preminger family prospered and Otto and his younger brother Ingo received an excellent Catholic education which inclu...
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