Dear "Zither"-Fans around the world,

herewith I want to provide original information about the turbulent life of my grandfather. It is important for me to keep the memory of Anton Karas, which was an extraordinary person and musician and to share the pleasure of his music.

The private picture material gives the opportunity to trace back his youth and his life, which was formed by the "Zither"music.

Samples offer the pleasure of the incomparable and sentimental "Zither"music.

Especially the film music "The Third Man" with the Harry Lime theme gives a picture of Vienna since the end of the Second World War. Therefore the film with his music became not only a cineastic world success but it became also an incomparable historical document.

I wish you great pleasure when you visit and experience the Anton Karas "Zither" world.

Werner Chudik