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Beobachtungsstand im Oberen Isonzotal bei der Festung Kluže.The Great War 1914-1918 has with Sarajevo as much to do as Viktor Ullmann's opera "The Emperor of Atlantis or The Disobedience of Death" with Terezin, namely nothing. Sarajevo is only the place of a double murder and as Terezin is the only place for the artistic work of Viktor Ullmann from 1942 until his deportation to Auschwitz on 16th October 1944, where he was murdered on 18 October 1944. Ullmann has created in Theresienstadt musical works from the permanent value, including his anti-war opera "The Emperor of Atlantis or The Disobedience of Death", which is based on his war experiences in the Great War 1914-1918. Between Sarajevo and Terezin there is a correspondence. Gavrilo Princip the double murderer of Sarajevo Gavrilo Princip was imprisoned in October 1914 at high-security military prison in the Small Fortress of Terezin until his death in dark solitary confinement in cell No. 1. He has been monitored by the military psychiatrist Martin Pappenheim, in 1916 Pappenheim leads extensive discussions with Princip. On Tuberculosis Gavrilo Princip died on 28 April 1918 in Terezin.

Figuren von Burgis Paier zu Ullmanns "Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke" (links) und Gavrilo Princip und Dr. Martin Pappenheim zu "Haben in unsrer unfehlbaren, Alles durchdringenden Weisheit beschlossen, über all unser Gebiet den gro2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of The Great War, what is now called the First World War (connected with a "prologue" called The Balkan Wars in 1912 , 1913 and 1914) , which then led to the result in the Second World War followed by the Cold War (connected with an "epilogue" called The Balkan Wars in the nineties of the 20th century. The potential for these conflicts is not deactivated until today). The war in July 1914 started as a localized conflict on the Balkans tolerated in accordance by the European Powers. But the ruling houses of Hohenzollern and Hapsburg followed other interests, together they started to create an European War. The decided to invade Belgium. The Hapsburg-Administration at the Ballhausplatz In Vienna did that without any declaration of war, there was no interest in Vienna keep the conflict localized on the Balkans in an occupation of Belgrade and the neighbouring Serbian territory to preserve peace for Europe. And the so called Cisleithanian part of the multiple monarchy of Hapsburg was in state of emergency. So for ruling emperor and king in Vienna it was quite simple to order a war! That fact should be an everlasting warning for the mankind preserving peace!

Herbert Gantschacher