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Róza Wessely (Wachtel)

Also Known As: "Róza", "Wachtl", "Weszely"
Birthplace: Tarnow, Tarnów County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland
Death: June 02, 1942 (41)
Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Farkas Wachtel and Perl Wachtel
Wife of István Wessely Weszely

Occupation: author of scenarios, scripts for films, journalist & editor for film newspapers
Managed by: Katalin Piroska Kerschbaum
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Immediate Family

About Róza Wessely

Rosa WESSELY, née WACHTEL: b. 21 Jan 1901, Tarnow - d. ?

Information courtesy of various sources, including the following:

N.B. Main motivation for this research was that the name of Rosa WACHTEL so frequently encountered as "author" of stories used for mainly early silent films produced especially in Austria - generally associated with the company called Rudo-Film.

Suprisingly it seemed that nothing was known about this individual. No attempts made at writing up even a short biography on this clearly very talented lady.

A clue could be found here:

pdf. report: RehaKo 07-02 Der Fall Rosa Wessely

Entscheid der Rehabilitierungskommission vom 5. März 2008.

In which Rosa's exact DOB and the names of both her parents are provided.

This then tallied with a 1935 Budapest marriage record.

But most importantly there are innumerable mentions of her in newspapers of the era:

- as screenwriter of various films being made or released.

- as author of very many articles about films in "Die Filmwelt" (1920s) and then Wiener Magazin (1930s).

A glimpse of her in a group photo showing members of the cast of the film "Lasst Eure Herzen sprechen ..."

ÖNB-ANNO - Die Bühne

Ultimately she is also featured under her married name of Rosa WACHTEL-WESSELY.

eg. cf.

ANNO, Der Wiener Film, 1936-11-10, Seite 3

Details from actual Budapest IV marriage registration, viewable courtesy of:

1935.02.02 - István WESSELY & Rosa WACHTEL - Budapest IV MR:

Groom: István WESSELY, "architect", isr., divorced, b. 05.01.1888, Adony, res. Berlin, son of Miksa WESSELY & Gisella née BRUST
Bride: Rosa WACHTEL, isr., b. 21.01.1901, Tarnow, res. Wien, daughter of Farkas WACHTEL & Perl née HOLLÄNDER of Budapest VIII
Witnesses: Joszef GÖRE & Ferenc WESSELY

FILMOGRAPHY: (work in progress ...) - links below ...

1922 - "Frau Tod" aka "Im Schatten des Mächtigen", dir. Josef W. Beyer, Rudo-Film

1928 - "Die Ehe eine Nacht", Robert Wohlmut

LINKS to newspaper articles/film reviews:

1922 -Frau Tod


Frau Tod : ÖNB-ANNO - Die Filmwelt


ANNO, Neue Freie Presse, 1922-10-01, Seite 12


ANNO, Österreichische Illustrierte Zeitung, 1922-10-01, Seite 23


ANNO, Die Neue Zeitung, 1922-09-19, Seite 3


ÖNB-ANNO - Die Filmwelt

1928 - Die Ehe eine Nacht:


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Róza Wessely's Timeline

January 21, 1901
Tarnow, Tarnów County, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland
June 2, 1942
Age 41
Budapest, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary