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George Tabori



George Tabori was a Hungarian writer and theatre director.

Born in Budapest as György Tábori, a son of Cornelius and Elsa Tabori. His father died in Auschwitz in 1944, but his mother and his brother Paul managed to escape the Nazis.

As a young man George Tabori went to Berlin but was forced to leave Hitler's Germany in 1935 due to his Jewish background. He went first to London, where he worked for the BBC and took British nationality. In 1947 he immigrated to the United States, where he became a translator (mainly of works by Brecht and Max Frisch) and a screenwriter (for example for Hitchcock's 1953 movie "I Confess").

In 1971, Tabori returned to Germany, where his new emphasis was theatre work. Since then he mainly worked in Berlin, Munich, and Vienna.

He died in Berlin, aged 93.


With Hitchcock...