Brunngraber, Rudolf

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(1901-1960) German industrial designer and author, active for many years. In his sf novel Radium: Roman eines Elements (1936; trans Eden and Cedar Paul 1937), a near-contemporary corner on the radium market (see Elements) causes Near Future troubles in a hospital using it as a Medicine to cure cancer. He also wrote the script for the film 1 April 2000 (1952), which speculates melodramatically on the day – that is, 1 April 2000 – when Austria may be given full independence. [JC]

Rudolf Brunngraber

born Vienna, Austria: 20 September 1901

died Vienna, Austria: 5 April 1960

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