Polgar, Alfred

WRITER, CRITIC (SWITZERLAND)
BORN 17 Oct 1873, Wien - DIED 24 Apr 1955, Zürich
GRAVE LOCATION Zürich: Friedhof Sihlfeld A (Gruppe L, FG 83144)

Alfred Polgar started as a parliamentary reporter at the Wiener Allgemeine Zeitung. For that paper he later became a theatre critic and a feuilleton writer. Between 1908 and 1910 he wrote sketches for the cabaret "Fledermaus".

After the First World War Polgar moved to Berlin, where he wrote for the Berliner Tagblatt and the Prager Tagblatt. When the nazi's came to power in 1933 he fled to Prague and in 1940 he moved to the USA. In the States he worked for MGM. After the war he returned to Europe, settled in Zürich and wrote for several newspapers.

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Polgar, Alfred

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The grave of Alfred Polgar at the Sihlfeld Cemetery, Zürich.
Picture by Androom (18 Aug 2005)

 

The grave of Alfred Polgar at the Sihlfeld Cemetery, Zürich.
Picture by Androom (18 Aug 2005)

 


Poliakoff, Serge

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 4 Feb 2007