Book presentation: „Displaced in Österreich. Jüdische Füchtlinge seit 1945“
Jewish refugees in Austria after the Second World War are the main focus of the new yearbook of the Jewish Museum Vienna. The publication introduces newly discovered, unique photographs and the latest research on the topic.
300,000 Jewish refugees, survivors of the Shoah, found shelter at so-called Displaced Persons Camps in the American occupation zone and waited for their exit out of Austria. In addition to spotlighting new photographic, written and media testimonials of life at the Vienna Rotschild-Spital, as well as camps in Upper Austria and Salzburg, the authors also examine the situation of Jewish refugees who came from Hungary to Austria in 1956 and trace the story of Soviet Jewish women and men who emigrated in the 1970s and 1980s to Israel or the USA via Vienna. Moreover, they take a look at Vienna as a transit city for Iranian Jewish women and men. The collected articles (by Ruth Orli Moshkovitz, Christine Oertel, Béla Rásky and Susanne Rolinek, among others) make clear how far the Jewish refugee story extended after 1945 in Austria until the end of the Cold War and even beyond.
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