People from many different countries and parts of Europe were murdered by the Nazis in Maly Trostinec during World War II. But for few countries is Maly Trostinec as important as a place of remembrance as it is for Austria, because in no other place were there so many Austrian victims of the Shoah as there were there.
Following the conference documentation Ermordet in Maly Trostinec: Die österreichischen Opfer der Shoa in Weißrussland, Waltraud Barton has now produced a second book, Maly Trostinec – Das Totenbuch: Den Toten ihre Namen geben in memory of those killed in Maly Trostinec and as a testimony to the crimes committed by the Nazis. In the main chapter, “Den Toten ihre Namen geben,” 10,000 Jews from Vienna murdered between November 1941 and October 1942 are given something that has been missing to date in Maly Trostinec: a gravestone.More
Museum Judenplatz focuses on Jewish Vienna in the Middle Ages. Visitors can embark on a journey in time with the numerous objects, excavation of a medieval synagogue, and virtual tour of Jewish Vienna. Guided tours of the excavations and medieval synagogue will be offered on the hour from 8 pm to midnight. You can also visit the exhibition “Wiesenthal in Vienna.” Simon Wiesenthal was one of the most prominent investigators of the Nazi past and played an important role in heightening awareness of a long suppressed capital in Austria’s post-war history. The exhibition offers a multifaceted portrait showing both Wiesenthal’s public face and his energetic activities within the Vienna Jewish Community.
The program at Dorotheergasse includes Hebrew courses for young visitors in the Atelier (until 11 pm) and tours of the exhibition “Ringstrasse: A Jewish Boulevard” and the permanent exhibition “Our City! Jewish Vienna Then to Now.” Burgtheater members Robert Reinagl and Walter Czipke will provide entertainment with literary and musical highlights on the subject of Ringstrasse.More
"Under every gravestone,” wrote Heinrich Heine, “is a story.” Behind every doorway as well, as Werner Rosenberger shows in his new book Auf der Hohen Warte: Flair & Mythos des berühmten Wiener Villenviertels.More
The last eyewitnesses of the Holocaust have been making their appearance in the Burgtheater, but soon it will no longer be possible to speak with the them and hear their recollections and stories at first hand. The podium guests will discuss the possibilities and limits of communication without eyewitnesses and the ways in which memorials and Jewish museums can or should work together when the individual memory becomes a cultural one.
The event is part of the 2015 aejm educators training program and will be in English.More
In her residence, Sophie von Todesco organized “tableaux vivants,” one of the most popular leisure activities of wealthy families. In these “living pictures,” scenes from paintings or operas were recreated. We’ll be doing the same thing, creating scenes showing how people used to live on the Ringstrasse. You will be the actors and actresses, makeup artists, and directors, and in the workshop you will design the invitation cards for the event.
Kaiserin, Kaiser und Bürgermeister zu Politik und jüdischer Geschichte bis 1938. In dieser Führung erfahren Sie, dass jüdische Geschichte kein Kontinuum ist und wie Maria Theresia, Josef II und Franz I, Franz Josef I und Karl Lueger damit verbunden sind. Die Teilnahme an der Führung ist mit gültigem Ausstellungsticket frei.More