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Biographical/Historical Information

The screenwriter and film director Berthold Viertel was born in Vienna in 1885. He became a known poet and theater director in Berlin, before emigrating to the U.S. in 1928, where he worked for the movie industry in California. Berthold Viertel died in Vienna in 1953.

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Albert Einstein with the author Berthold Viertel (l) and two unidentified men, Leo Baeck Institute, F 5318E.