Oscar Straus, noted waltz composer who wrote the world famed operetta “The Chocolate Soldier,” died at Bad Ischl yesterday at the age of 83.
The Jewish composer, who fled the Nazis in Vienna in 1938 when they took over Austria and later left Paris for the United States when France fail, was a serious student of classical music before turning to writing and conducting lighter music. In the United States, which he left for Bad Ischl after the war, he wrote music for Hollywood films.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.