Moriz Benedikt

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Moriz Benedikt (sometimes spelled Moritz) (27 May 1849 – 18 March 1920), was a long-time editor of Neue Freie Presse and a powerful figure in Austrian politics and society.

Raised in a Jewish family in Krasice, he was the magazine's subeditor from 1872 to 1880, then associate editor and editor-in-chief from 1908 to the day he died.[1]

The satirist Karl Kraus was a persistent critic of Benedikt ("the Lord of all Hyenas") and his paper, i.a., for their aggressive militaristic stance in the wake of World War I.[2]

He died in Vienna.


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  2. ^ Reitter, Paul The anti-journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish self-fashioning in fin-de-siècle Europe University of Chicago Press ISBN 978-0-226-70970-3 pp.86–88