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

Montreal CAFestival International du Film sur l'Art FIFA 26. März 2017, 6:00 PM
Zürich CHLunchkino Le Paris (1 Woche) from 4. April 2017, 12:15
Zürich CHLunchkino-Special mit E. Schmid, K. Rozsa 4. April 2017, 12:15
Zürich CHKino Le Paris Filmpremiere mit Podium 5. April 2017, 20:00
Zürich CHOffizieller Kinostart Arthouse (sh. Programm) from 6. April 2017
Bern CHKino Rex Premiere in Anw. v. E.S. u. K.R. from 6. April 2017, 20:15
St. Gallen CHKinok in der Lokremise in Anw. v. E.S. u. K.R. from 7. April 2017
Frauenfeld CHCinema Luna in Anw. v. E.S. u. K.R. from 9. April 2017, 11:00
Olten CHLichtspiel from 26. April 2017
Zug CHFLIZ im Kino Gotthard in Anw. der Regie 12. Juni 2017, 20:00
Bern CHSpecial Screening mit DJS JDS GDS t.b.a.
Männedorf ZH CHKino Wildenmann in Anw. v. E.S. u. K.R. t.b.a.
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