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									Jewish Vienna – Heritage and Mission
Contents
The History of the Jews in Austria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
The Jewish Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
ESRA means “help” in Hebrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Jewish Welcome Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Commemoration, Remembrance, Information . . . . . . . . . . . 19
    Jewish Museum Vienna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
    City Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
    Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
    Arnold Schönberg Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
    Palais Epstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
    Documentation Centre of
    Austrian Resistance (DÖW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Contact Addresses for Restitution Matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Services & Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25




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 Cover: Kullmann; pg. 3 Zelman/Heribert Corn, pg. 3 Häupl/Kurt Keinrath, pg. 4 Kullmann,
 pg. 5, 6 top Picture Archive of the Austrian National Library, pg. 6 archive of the Arbeiter
 Zeitung newspaper (Adler), pg. 7, 8, 9 Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance
 (DÖW), pg. 10 Sigmund Freud copyrights, pg. 12 János Kalmár, pg. 13 Jewish Communi-
 ty, (Muzicant), other photos: Kullmann, pg. 14 János Kalmár, pg. 15 ESRA, pg. 16 media
 wien, pg. 17 both photos: Jewish Welcome Service, pg. 18 Jewish Welcome Service , bot-
 tom media wien, pg. 19 Vienna Tourist Board, Reinhard Mandl, pg. 20 (c) Vienna Tourist
 Board/Jewish Museum of the City of Vienna, pg. 21 Vienna Tourist Board/János Kalmár, pg.
 22 Freud Museum, Arnold Schönberg Center, pg. 23 copyright: Parliamentary Administra-
 tion/Christian Hikade, pg. 24 Restitution Fund
Introduction                      Many artists, intellectuals,
                                  bankers and businesspeople
The history of Vienna’s Jews      of Jewish descent played a
is inextricably linked to the     decisive role for Vienna’s
history of the City of Vienna.    growth into a Central Euro-
After the formerly flourishing    pean metropolis. The famous
community was nearly extin-       “Red Vienna” of the interwar
guished by the crimes of Na-      period, too, is closely linked
tional Socialism, a small and     to the input of Social Democ-
self-confident Jewish com-        ratic personalities with Jew-
munity has again come into        ish roots. However, National       Dr. Leon Zelman
being.                            Socialist terror spelled a sud-    Director of the
Since its establishment, the      den end to this flourishing        Jewish Welcome
Jewish Welcome Service Vien-      era: two thirds of Vienna’s        Service Vienna
na has made it its objective to   Jews were expelled; more
document the presence of a        than 65,000 were murdered in
thriving Jewish community         concentration camps. The
after the Shoah and has en-       City of Vienna faces up to this
joyed substantial support by      historic responsibility and,
the City of Vienna in this en-    through commemoration and
deavour. In the spirit of the     information work, tries to en-
cosmopolitan tradition of Vi-     sure that this history will be
enna and Judaism, bridges         worked through and remem-
into the future are to be built   bered. In co-operation with
to overcome prejudices and        the Jewish Welcome Service,
foster better mutual under-       the City of Vienna thus invites
standing.                         former inhabitants now scat-
I hope that this brochure will    tered all over the world to
be another step in this direc-    visit – a small symbolic ges-      Dr. Michael Häupl,
                                                                     Mayor and
tion as well as a guide           ture of contemporary Vienna,
                                                                     Governor of Vienna
through the wealth and vari-      which posits itself as a city of
ety of Jewish life and Jewish     co-existence, and a modest
history in Vienna.                contribution towards mutual
                                  understanding. It is in this
Welcome to Vienna!                spirit that I would like to wel-
                                  come you cordially to Vienna.
                Dr. Leon Zelman
                                                 Dr. Michael Häupl


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    The History of the Jews in Austria
                     Jews in medieval Vienna           Yet Jews were not allowed to
         “Without    The first Jew mentioned in Vi-    own real estate or farm the
                     ennese documents was called       land. Likewise, they were
    remembrance,
                     Shlom; he was installed as        barred from most trades and
       there is no
                     mint master by Duke Leopold       crafts. This left commerce – in
          future.”   V in 1194. Shlom, his family      particular      money-lending
                     and other Jews – a total of 16    against the payment of inter-
       Primo Levi    persons – were murdered by        est – the only option, which
                     marauding crusaders.              often entailed hostility on the
                                                       part of Christian debtors.
                     However, the Jewish commu-
                     nity persisted, and the first     This was exacerbated by ac-
                     Viennese ghetto developed         cusations of host desecration
                     around today’s Judenplatz         and allegations of ritual mur-
                     square. Centuries later, in       der frequently raised against
                     1995, a synagogue was exca-       Jews in the Middle Ages. This
                     vated here – in the late 13th     anti-Semitic climate reached
                     century, it had been one of the   its apex in one of the most
                     biggest of its kind and at-       terrible pogroms ever: in
                     tracted the most illustrious      1420/21, Vienna’s Jews were
                     rabbis of the era as teachers.    expelled and murdered. Many
                                                       committed collective suicide,


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immolating themselves to-        pire in 1718, a Turkish mis-
gether with their synagogue.     sion was established in Vien-
Their death, like that of the    na, which also comprised
Jews in Poland centuries lat-    dozens of Sephardic Jews, the
er, was a consequence of an      descendants of Spanish Jews.
insane racist doctrine: mem-     Already in 1736, this group
bers of the SS and the Ger-      was allowed to form their
many army (the “Wehrma-          own community, which re-
cht”), too, drove Jews into      mained prohibited to the Vi-
synagogues and prayer hous-      ennese Jews for more than
es, where they were burnt        another century.
alive.
                                 In 1782, Emperor Joseph II
The long road towards equal      promulgated the Edict of Tol-
rights                           eration, which liberated the
Until 1624, Jews were not al-    Jews from many restrictions
lowed to settle in Vienna;       and allowed them to settle in
however, numerous exemp-         Vienna. In 1812, Emperor
tions from this prohibition      Francis I issued a permit for
were granted over time. Still,   the inauguration of a school
the situation of Jews in Vien-   and prayer house in Seiten-
na was characterised by mas-     stettengasse. In these years,
sive insecurity, slander and     some Jewish citizens were
smear campaigns. In 1670,        raised to nobility; the tradi-
the Jews were again expelled     tion of literary salons, such
under Emperor Leopold I.         as that of Fanny von Arnstein,
Their residential area in the    was established. In 1825/26,     Fanny von Arnstein
“Unterer Werd” area was re-      the City Temple was built in
named “Leopoldstadt”.            Seitenstettengasse based on
                                 plans by Josef Kornhäusel.
As the demand for money rose
steeply after the Turkish        1848 – The first step towards
Wars, Jews were brought          the Jewish Community
back to Vienna in 1683. Fol-     The revolutionary year 1848
lowing the final peace settle-   was also an important and
ment with the Ottoman Em-        seminal year for the Viennese


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                     Jews, especially because of       ishing community that con-
                     the leading role some of them     tributed essentially to the de-
                     played in these events. For ex-   velopment of Vienna in these
                     ample, it was the Jewish          decades. The Viennese Jews
                     physician Adolf Fischhof who      identified with Habsburg
                     on 13 March 1848 formulated       Austria, with the liberal ideas
                     the key demands of the revo-      of the period and with what is
                     lution – freedom of religion,     commonly considered “Ger-
                     of the press, of teaching and     man-language culture and
                     learning – in front of the        thought” while yet preserving
    Adolf Fischhof
                     “Landhaus” (provincial as-        their own identity – a diffi-
                     sembly) in Herrengasse. Many      cult tightrope walk that was
                     other Jewish citizens fol-        not facilitated by the reli-
                     lowed in his footsteps and        giously motivated anti-Semi-
                     thus contributed significant-     tism of Vienna’s Mayor Karl
                     ly to the long road towards       Lueger.
                     the Austrian Constitution fi-
                     nally adopted in 1867.            Zionism and workers’
                                                       movement
                     One of the belated conse-         “If you will, it is no fairytale”
                     quences of the 1848 revolu-       – these words of Theodor Her-
                     tion was the permission           zl are true both of the emerg-
                     granted in 1852 to establish a    ing Zionist movement and the
    Theodor Herzl
                     Jewish Community of Vienna        budding emancipation of the
                     (“Israelitische       Kultusge-   working class. In 1878,
                     meinde”). This paved the way      Theodor Herzl transferred
                     for the rise of the Jewish pop-   from Budapest to Vienna. As
                     ulation to the haute bour-        an editor of the “Neue Freie
                     geoisie and aristocracy. Jew-     Presse” newspaper, he was
                     ish families played a promi-      confronted with virulent reli-
                     nent role in the economic and     giously as well as politically
                     cultural upswing that charac-     motivated anti-Semitism. In
                     terised the second half of the    1896, Herzl’s visionary book
                     19 th century. The liberation     “The Jewish State” put politi-
                     from prohibitions and re-         cal Zionism on the map. The
      Viktor Adler   strictions stimulated a flour-    physician Viktor Adler, too,


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was concerned with political       Social Democrats were vio-
issues. Aware of the social        lently removed from Vienna
tensions of his time, he cease-    City Hall by representatives
lessly drew attention to the       of the corporative state.
miserable conditions of life
and work of the proletariat –      Despite all political prob-
and taught the workers to          lems, Jews played an impor-
fight. Viktor Adler died on 11     tant part in Austrian society
November 1918, one day be-         during the monarchy and the
fore the proclamation of the       First Republic. The majority
Republic. In its obituary, the     of Austrian Nobel Prize win-
“Arbeiter-Zeitung” newspaper       ners, many well-known writ-
compared him to Moses,             ers, musicians, stage and vi-
“who, like Adler, never set foot   sual artists or physicians
inside the Promised Land …”        came from Jewish families.
                                   Yet anti-Semitic propaganda
The First Republic and “Red        fomented envy of the attain-
Vienna”                            ments of these successful sci-   A Jewish child is
In May 1919, the first general,    entists and artists.             forced to write
democratic municipal elec-                                          “JEW” on his
tions entitling men and            From racist mania to             father’s storefront
women to vote took place in        genocide
Vienna and brought victory to      Already in the
the Social Democrats. Jakob        1930s, religiously
Reumann became Mayor of            and     politically
Vienna, initiating a compre-       motivated     anti-
hensive reform policy that         Semitism in Vien-
met with worldwide acclaim.        na    was     com-
Names such as Julius Tandler,      pounded by racial
Hugo Breitner and Robert           anti-Semitism.
Danneberg are emblematic of        The     entry    of
the social, sanitary and hous-     Hitler’s army into
ing policies of that period.       Austria in March
                                   1938 triggered un-
The era of “Red Vienna” came       precedented suf-
to an end in 1934, when the        fering and hard-


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                                                              Nuremberg Racial Laws,
                                                              which robbed the Jewish pop-
                                                              ulation of practically all
                                                              property and civil rights.
                                                              Jews were forced to wear the
                                                              yellow star and had to as-
                                                              sume the first names “Sara” or
                                                              “Israel”. Many shops and as-
                                                              sets     were     expropriated
                                                              (“Aryanised”); those able to
                                                              escape faced an uncertain fu-
                                                              ture, deprived of their posses-
                                                              sions and without a basis for
     To the acclaim of      ship for Vienna’s Jews. Grave     their livelihood.
             numerous       acts of violence against the
      bystanders, Jews
                            Jewish population began to        In the November pogrom of 9
    are forced to wash
                            proliferate. Jewish citizens      to 10 November 1938, syna-
              the roads
                            were quite openly brutalised      gogues and prayer houses
                            and forced into the most hu-
                            miliating chores – and many,                    Burning temple in
                            too many Viennese Gentiles                      Grosse Schiffgasse

                            preferred to close their eyes.
       Viennese Jewish
     girls with the Star    Hitler’s racist mania found its
    of David pinned to      first culmination in the
            their clothes




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                                                                       Destruction in-
                                                                       side the City
                                                                       Temple




were burned down; Jewish         had left the country that once
shops were looted and van-       had been called “Austria”,
dalised. This “spontaneous       their homeland. One figure
eruption of public anger” or-    suffices to give an idea of this
dered by Adolf Hitler was        loss: in 1938, approx. 206,000
                                                                    A member of the
nothing but drastic: with the    persons of Jewish extraction
                                                                    SS oversees the
exception of the City Temple     (181,000 of which were mem-        loading of the
in Seitenstettengasse, all       bers of the Jewish Communi-        luggage of Viennese
Jewish places of worship         ty of Vienna) had been living      Jews singled out for
were razed to the ground.        in the Austrian capital.           deportation
Jews were kicked and bat-
tered; numerous victims were
killed. And again, many pre-
ferred to look away …

Who can remember all
names, count all victims?
The formerly flourishing Jew-
ish community of Vienna was
all but obliterated by the Na-
tional Socialists. By May
1939, roughly 130,000 per-
sons considered Jews under
the Nuremberg Racial Laws


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                        The mass deportations of Vi-    Famous personalities and
                        ennese Jews began in October    ordinary citizens – Many went
                        1941. Over 65,000 Jews were     away
                        murdered in concentration       Few European cities have a
                        and extermination camps.        history as closely connected
                        They are part of the six mil-   with Judaism and Jewish his-
                        lion victims of a mass murder   tory as Vienna. And many of
                        organised with mathematical     those who made this history
                        precision. We owe these vic-    and are part of it were driven
                        tims the solidarity and re-     away to other countries. This
Sigmund and Anna        spect due to them and their     goes for Sigmund Freud as
   Freud leaving for    suffering.                      well as for the Jewish shop-
     exile in Britain                                   keepers from Leopoldstadt.
                                                        After 1938, Vienna lost many
                                                        inhabitants who – each in his
                                                        or her own sphere of life –
                                                        had contributed much to the
                                                        flowering of this city. They
                                                        lost their roots, language and
                                                        identity.
                                                        Their possessions were seized
                                                        by others. Those who went
                                                        away left a void that can nev-
                                                        er be filled again.

                                                        1945 – Forgetting or
                                                        reconciliation?
                                                        After the war, official Austria
                                                        preferred to style itself the
                                                        “first victim of National So-
                                                        cialism” and thus to ignore its
                                                        complicity in National Social-
                                                        ist crimes. History lessons in
                                                        school often went no further
                                                        than the First World War, and
                                                        many official publications


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compressed their overview of       years been openly expressing
the events between 1938 and        anti-Semitic opinions. When
1945 into just a few general       the scandal broke, it caused a
phrases.                           great stir and triggered nu-
                                   merous demonstrations in
Both the federal government        favour of or against Boroda-
and the municipal adminis-         jkewycz. On 31 March 1965,
tration of Vienna were not in-     Ernst Kirchweger, a Commu-
terested in facilitating the re-   nist and concentration camp
turn of expelled Jews. The         survivor, was attacked during
reasons: the university chairs     such a demonstration by a
and other positions formerly       Neo-Nazi wielding a steel rod
taken by Jews had been as-         and died on 2 April from the
sumed by others; the flats of      grave injuries sustained,
the escapees were inhabited        making him the first political
by new tenants; shops and          victim of the Second Repub-
enterprises, too, had changed      lic. 25,000 persons including
owners. There may well be          the entire federal government
furniture, pictures and other      participated in the memorial
objects formerly the property      ceremony for Kirchweger in
of Jewish families that can        Vienna’s     Heldenplatz.   It
still be found in many a Vien-     seems that people had finally
nese flat …                        begun to think …

The restitution issue was put      The following years saw a re-
off; injured parties were made     evaluation process that was
to wait without end or worn        in no small part due to the
down by protracted court           student movement of 1968/69.
proceedings. Many politi-          A new generation with a dif-
cians openly advocated this        ferent approach and different
approach. Genuine signs of         ideas began to take its place
change only came in 1965: a        in public life. Investigating
professor at the then Vienna       and coming to terms with re-
College of World Trade – Taras     cent Austrian history was no
Borodajkewycz, a favourite of      longer considered a taboo.
right-wing students – had for


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     The Jewish Community
            Metropolitan Vienna today         and external development
            boasts a vibrant, reborn Jew-     over the past decades and to-
            ish Community (“Israelitische     day may justly be proud of its
            Kultusgemeinde”). This is         self-confident standing. This
            clearly borne out by its mani-    success was not attained eas-
            fold initiatives including        ily. After 1945, the main goal
            schools, social and care facil-   was the re-establishment of
            ities as well as various cul-     the exterminated community
            tural and sports events. Spe-     and of religious and social
            cial attention should be paid     structures. With the excep-
            to the new campus under con-      tion of the City Temple, whose
            struction in Vienna’s Prater      interior had been destroyed
            area, which will house a          as well, hardly any legacy of
            school centre, a retirement       old Jewish culture had sur-
            home and grounds for the          vived in Vienna. Since the
            Hakoah sports club.               Community was anything but
                                              numerous, imbuing it with
            Starting from very modest be-     life proved a difficult task. Yet
            ginnings, the Jewish Commu-       despite the different currents
            nity has successfully com-        represented by its members,
            pleted a remarkable internal      the integrative power of the

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Community       was     strong
enough to establish unity. The
new Jewish Community was
significantly enlarged by the
arrival of formerly displaced
persons from Eastern Europe
(after 1945) and of Jews from
the republics of the former
Soviet Union (in the 1970s
and 1980s). In recent decades,
the number of members has
remained constant at approx.
7,000 despite the emigration
of many young people.

The Jewish Community is a
clearly structured body. Its
President is elected by the
Community Board for a five-      business. One officer is re-
year term. The President rep-    sponsible for the intellectual
resents the Community, su-       and moral aims of the Jewish
pervises the sessions of the     Community, such as rites, cul-
Community Board and moni-        ture, public relations, social
tors the implementation of       issues, education and securi-
the resolutions of the Com-      ty, while the second Secretary
munity Board and advisory        General is accountable for fi-
body. Dr. Ariel Muzicant took    nancial and organisational
over the executive functions     matters. It is the task of the
of President in April 1998. He   Secretaries General to man-
is assisted by two Vice Presi-   age the affairs of the Commu-
dents. Vice Presidents are       nity in accordance with the
elected for half-length terms    directives and resolutions of
by the Board of Directors.       the Community Board. The 24
                                 Community Board members           President
The Board of Directors tasks     are elected every five years by   Dr. Ariel Muzicant
two General Secretaries with     the Community members.
the handling of all ordinary

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                        Rabbinate                             and politics, interdenomina-
                        All religious questions come          tional contacts.
                        under the competence of Chief
                        Rabbi Paul Chaim Eisenberg:       e-mail: rabbinat@ikg-wien.at

                        ❍ circumcisions, name-giving
                          ceremonies, bar mitzvahs        Member Service and Archives
                          and bat mitzvahs, weddings,     of the IKG
     Chief Rabbi Paul     divorces, funerals;             The Birth, Death and Marriage
     Chaim Eisenberg
                        ❍ counselling and decisions       Register of the Jewish Com-
                          on Halakhic and ritual ques-    munity provides information
                          tions;                          on its members both past and
                        ❍ inspectorate for Jewish reli-   present. These activities com-
                          gious      instruction  and     prise:
                          school-leaving exams in re-
                          ligious education;              ❍ contacts with all members
                        ❍ lectures, seminars;               (new members, membership
                        ❍ contacts with rabbinates in       fees, etc.);
                          other countries (Europe, Is-    ❍ keeping of old registers of
                          rael, U.S.);                      births, death and marriages;
                        ❍ psychological assistance in     ❍ monitoring of population
                          crises, sickbed visits, care      development after 1945;
                          for prison inmates, shiva       ❍ information on deportations
                          minyan;                           between 1939 and 1945;
                        ❍ contacts with the media and     ❍ genealogical information on
                          representatives of culture        the basis of old registers;
                                                          ❍ assistance in pension appli-
                                                            cations on the basis of old
     1   Jewish Community of Vienna                         registers.

1010 Vienna, Seitenstettengasse 4
                                                          Members: Natalia Najder,
Phone: (+43 1) 531 04-0, Fax: (+43 1) 531 04-108
                                                          e-mail: service@ikg-wien.at
e-mail: office@ikg-wien.at, www.ikg-wien.at
                                                          Birth, Death and Marriage
President: Dr. Ariel Muzicant
                                                          Register: Mag. Wolf-Erich
Secretary General for Jewish Affairs:
                                                          Eckstein, e-mail:
Mag. Raimund Fastenbauer
                                                          w.eckstein@ikg-wien.at


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    ESRA means “help” in Hebrew
The Center for Psychosocial       help will find both medical
Care ESRA was established in      treatment and social services
1994 as a co-operation project    – all under one roof. This is
of the Jewish Community of        particularly important for
Vienna and the City of Vienna     survivors of National Socialist
and set up in the place occu-     persecution, as these persons
pied until 1938 by the Great      were often exposed to pro-
Leopoldstadt Temple.              tracted complications and suf-
                                  fering far into the 1990s.
ESRA is an innovative and
professional facility that        A multi-professional team
                                  composed of physicians, psy-
❍ offers comprehensive assis-     chologists, psychotherapists,
  tance to survivors of Na-       licensed social workers and li-
  tional Socialist persecution    censed medical nurses treats
  and their descendants;          and counsels patients either
❍ assists Jewish immigrants       free of charge or against pres-
  and their families who have     entation of the “e-card” (a
  moved to Austria over the       smart card replacing health
  past decades in integrating     insurance
  into Austrian society;          vouchers).             A   ESRA
❍ organises counselling, treat-
                                                       1020 Vienna, Tempelgasse 5
  ment and care for the Jew-      Additional fa-
                                                       Phone: (+43 1) 214 90 14,
  ish population of Vienna.       cilities include
                                                       fax: (+43 1) 214 90 14-30
                                  a community
                                                       e-mail: office@esra.at
ESRA was conceived as an in-      centre, café and
                                                       For more information:
terdisciplinary care model.       kosher lunch
Persons looking to ESRA for       buffet.
                                                       www.esra.at

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     Jewish Welcome Service
            Bridges into the future         composed of a mere 1,000 to
            The Jewish Welcome Service      1,500 persons.
            Vienna was founded in late
            1980 upon an initiative of      Only very few of the surviving
            then Mayor Leopold Gratz        Viennese Jews were willing or
            and Executive City Councillor   able to return. Thus the Jew-
            Heinz Nittel together with      ish Welcome Service began
            Leon Zelman – himself a sur-    first to invite small groups of
            vivor of the Shoah – with the   persons forced into emigra-
            objective of documenting the    tion by the National Social-
            presence of a vibrant Jewish    ists to visit their former
            community after the Shoah.      home-city. These visits have
            This endeavour was anything     been a regular fixture since
            but easy: 130,000 Viennese      1989, and the programme
            Jews had been expelled; over    “Welcome to Vienna” has suc-
            65,000 had been murdered in     ceeded in bringing thousands
            concentration camps. In 1945,   of former Viennese Jews ex-
            the once-flourishing Jewish     pelled in 1938 to the Austrian
            community of Vienna was         capital.


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Public relations as a key task
The Jewish Welcome Service
Vienna sees its main task in
international public relations
work on behalf of Jewish cul-
ture in Austria. In keeping
with the cosmopolitan tradi-
tion of both Vienna and Ju-
daism, bridges into the future
are to be built to overcome
prejudices and foster better
understanding between Jews
and Gentiles.

For this reason, the Jewish
Welcome Service publishes
the annual review “Das jüdi-
sche Echo“, informs Austrian
and foreign journalists and
                                                                    Dr. Leon Zelman
helps them to establish con-     confidence and trust.
                                                                    engaging in
tacts with Jewish institu-                                          dialogue with all
tions. Other tasks include the   The dialogue with young peo-       age groups
presentation of Jewish Vienna    ple and the co-operation with
above all at meetings of Jew-    schools and other educational
ish organisations and lec-       facilities are particularly im-
tures for foreign visitors to    portant elements of the work
Vienna.                          of the Jewish Welcome Ser-
                                 vice as well as a personal
                                 concern of Leon Zelman. Since
Breaking down borders            the 1980s, Mr. Zelman has
The numerous exchange pro-       been      regularly    visiting
grammes for students and         schools as a witness to the
schoolchildren from the U.S.,    Shoah to tell youngsters how
Israel and Austria organised     he lost his entire family to the
in the 1980s and 1990s have      Holocaust while still a child
helped to nurture a sense of     and how he managed to sur-


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                                               vive the catastrophe. In addi-
                                               tion, he speaks about Jewish
                                               culture and the reborn, vi-
                                               brant Jewish life in Vienna.

                                               Since September 1996, the
                                               Jewish Welcome Service has
                                               been operating its own infor-
                                               mation office. This centrally
                                               located facility acts as a link
                                               between the nearby Jewish
                                               Community of Vienna and the
                                               Jewish Museum of the City of
                                               Vienna. The service wants to
                                               make potential Jewish visi-
                                               tors to Vienna less apprehen-
                                               sive about coming to the city.
                                               Providing help in establish-
                                               ing contacts with authorities
                                               as well as other Jewish or-
     B   Jewish Welcome Service                ganisations or assisting visi-
                                               tors in the discovery of traces
     1010 Vienna, Stephansplatz 10
                                               of their family history are
     Phone: (+43 1) 533 27 30
                                               further tasks of the Jewish
     fax: (+43 1) 533 40 98
                                               Welcome Service.
     e-mail: jewish.welcome@verkehrsbuero.at
     www.jewish-welcome.at




18
 Commemoration, Remembrance,
 Information
                                                                  Shoah Memorial
Jewish Museum Vienna            Viewable storage area:
                                the viewable storage area of-
Remembrance is a key to un-     fers visitors the rare opportu-
derstanding Jewish culture,     nity of viewing Torah crowns,
and commemoration, remem-       Kiddush cups and other ritual
brance and information are      objects torn from
the pillars of the museum       their historical con-
concept. In Palais Eskeles in   text    of    private
Dorotheergasse, the Max         households, syna-
Berger Collection, one of the   gogues and prayer
world’s most important col-     houses in 1938.
lections of Judaica, showcas-
es Jewish life and religion.    Museum archives:
Most of the items date from     from photographs to
the Habsburg monarchy. In       personal      docu-
addition to the permanent ex-   ments, the museum
hibition, the museum organ-     archives house a va-
ises numerous temporary         riety of deeds, his-
shows and events.               toric material and


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                      other written fragments of        Rachel Whiteread, takes the
                      Jewish life.                      form of a library turned in-
                                                        side out. The plinth encircling
                      Judenplatz Museum                 the memorial lists the places
                                                        were 65,000 Austrian Jews
                      Jewish Vienna in the Middle       were murdered by the Nation-
                      Ages                              al Socialists. Further infor-
                      In 1995, archaeologists found     mation on the victims of the
                      the walls of one of the largest   Shoah can be consulted at the
                      medieval synagogues in Eu-        Judenplatz Museum or at the
                      rope underneath Judenplatz.       website of the Documentation
                      The excavations (accessible to    Centre of Austrian Resistance
                      the public), a model of the       (www.doew.at).
                      medieval city as well as com-
                      puter animations offer fasci-     Library of the Jewish Museum
                      nating insights into Jewish       From Talmud to Internet, the
                      life in medieval Vienna.          research library contains ap-
                                                        prox. 40,000 works covering
                      Schoa Memorial                    four centuries, with a themat-
                      Inaugurated in 2000, this me-     ic focus on the history of
                      morial to the Austrian victims    Jews and Judaism in Austria,
                      of the Shoah, designed by         above all in Vienna.



     C   Jewish Museum Vienna
     Palais Eskeles                        D   Judenplatz Museum
     1010 Vienna, Dorotheergasse 11            Misrachi-Haus, 1010 Vienna
     Phone: (+43 1) 535 04 31                  Judenplatz 8,
     fax: (+43 1) 535 04 24                    Opening hours: Sun through Thu 10
     e-mail: info@jmw.at, www.jmw.at           a.m. to 6 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     Opening hours: Sun through Fri        1   Library of the Jewish Museum
     10 a.m. to 6 p.m.                         1010 Vienna, Seitenstettengasse 4
                                               Opening hours: Mon through Thu
                                               10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                                               e-mail: bibliothek@jmw.at


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City Temple

The history of the City Temple
in Seitenstettengasse, the only
                                   1   City Temple
synagogue to survive the No-
vember 1938 pogrom, extends        1010 Vienna, Seitenstettengasse 4
from the Biedermeier era to
the present. Today, this archi-    Guided tours only, Mon through Thu
tectural jewel is city temple of   11.30 a.m. and 2 p.m. (excluding holidays)
the Jewish Community of
Vienna.

                                             The City Temple: prayer house for
                                             Viennese Jews




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                                                            Arnold Schönberg Center
                                                            Arnold Schoenberg’s legacy re-
                                                            mained in the possession of his
                                                            family after his death in 1951.
                                                            In 1977, Schoenberg’s heirs de-
                                                            cided to make the collection
                                                            available to the Arnold Schoen-
                                                            berg Institute of the University
                                                            of Southern California in Los
                                                            Angeles. The Arnold Schoen-
                          Sigmund Freud                     berg Center Private Foundation
                          Museum Vienna                     was established in 1997 by the
                                                            City of Vienna and the Interna-
                          Domiciled in the former flat      tional Schoenberg Society. The
                          and practice of Sigmund           Schoenberg Center at Palais
                          Freud in Berggasse 19, the        Fanto was inaugurated in
                          Sigmund Freud Museum Vien-        March 1998 and functions as
                          na documents the life and         an archive for scientific stud-
                          work of the father of psycho-     ies and research related to the
                          analysis. Freud lived and         composer.
     Sigmund Freud in     worked in this house from
        his study, 1938   1891 to 1938; it was from here
                                                                   Arnold
                          that he and his family had to
                                                              Schoenberg,
                          leave for exile in England on 4
                                                              the founder
                          June 1938 to escape National          of twelve-
                          Socialist persecution.               tone music



     E
          Sigmund Freud Museum                    F
                                                      Arnold Schönberg Center
 1090 Vienna, Berggasse 19                       1030 Vienna, Schwarzenbergplatz 6
 Phone: (+43 1) 319 15 96                        (entrance: Zaunergasse1-3)
 fax: (+43 1) 317 02 79                          Phone: (+43 1) 712 18 88
 e-mail: office@freud-museum.at                  fax: (+43 1) 712 18 88 88
 www.freud-museum.at                             e-mail: office@schoenberg.at
                                                 www.schoenberg.at
 Opening hours: daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
                                                 Opening hours: Mon through Fri
 guided tours against prior appointment
                                                 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on holidays

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Palais Epstein
As one of Vienna’s most impor-
tant Ringstrasse buildings,
Palais Epstein – which was de-
signed by Theophil Hansen in
the Italian Renaissance style –
offers a true encapsulation of
Austrian history. Originally
owned by the commissioning
family, the edifice served as
headquarters for the Vienna
Board of Education from 1922
to 1938, from 1938-1945 it
housed the Reichsbauamt
                                      G
                                           Palais Epstein
(planning and construction of-
                                      1017 Vienna, Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring 1
fice for the Reich), from 1945 to     Phone: (+43 1) 401 10-2400
1955, it housed the office of the     e-mail: besucherservice@parlament.gv.at
Soviet City Command, to be fol-       www.epstein.at
lowed after 1955 once more by         Opening hours: Mon through Fri 10 a.m. to
the Vienna Board of Education.        5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Since 2005, the palace has
again been rendered accessible      Socialist past. The exhibition is
to visitors with an exhibition      to supplement modern history
on the Jewish Epstein family.       lessons for schoolchildren and
                                    to provide information for in-
Documentation Centre of             terested visitors from all over
Austrian Resistance (DÖW)           the world. For more information
                                    on the activities of DÖW, go to:
Museum and event centre             www.doew.at
The permanent exhibition,
which was redesigned in 2005,         H
                                           Documentation Centre of Austrian
extends from the early history
                                           Resistance (DÖW)
of National Socialism to resist-     1010 Vienna, Old City Hall,
ance and persecution during          Wipplingerstrasse 6-8, entrance from courtyard
the National Socialist regime        e-mail: office@doew.at
and includes the attempts made       Opening hours: Mon through Thu 9 a.m. to 5
in the years after 1945 to come      p.m. and on request. For free guided tours call
to terms with Austria’s National     (+43 1) 228 94 69-319
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Contact Addresses for Restitution Matters
        21   Holocaust Victims’ Informa-         e-mail of National Fund:
             tion and Support Centre of          sekretariat@nationalfonds.org
             the Jewish Community of             e-mail of General Settlement
             Vienna                              Fund:     gsf-sekretariat@na-
             1010 Vienna,                        tionalfonds.org
             Desider-Friedmann-Platz 1
             Phone: (+43 1) 531 04-201
             fax: (+43 1) 531 04-219         J   Office for Restitution
             e-mail:                             Matters
             anlaufstelle@ikg-wien.at,           The Executive Office for
             www.restitution.or.at               Restitution Matters was es-
                                                 tablished by the City of Vien-
                                                 na in 2001 to evaluate restitu-
         I   National Fund of the Republic       tion requests by victims of
             of Austria for the Victims of       National Socialism. The Di-
             National Socialism                  rector for Restitution Matters
             General Settlement Fund             is Dr. Kurt Scholz.
             Office: 1070 Vienna,
             Kirchberggasse 33                   1082 Vienna, Doblhoffgasse 9
             Postal address:                     Phone: (+43 1) 40 00-82181,
             Austrian Parliament,                fax: (+43 1) 40 00-99-82181
             1017 Vienna,                        e-mail:
             Dr. Karl Renner-Ring 3              ra@mds.magwien.gv.at,
                                                 www.wien.gv.at/verwaltung/
             Phone of both Funds:                restitution
             (+43 1) 408 12 63

             Fax of National Fund:
             (+43 1) 408 03 89
             Fax of General Settlement
             Fund: (+43 1) 310 00 88




                                                                   Dr. Kurt Scholz


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    Services & Contacts
    SYNAGOGUES AND PRAYER HOUSES               5    Khal Chassidim
                                                    Rabbi Abraham Yona Schwartz
1   City Temple
                                                    1020 Vienna, Grosse Schiffgasse 8
    Chief Rabbi Paul Chaim Eisenberg
                                                    Phone: (+43 1) 216 36 95
    1010 Vienna, Seitenstettengasse 4
    Phone: (+43 1) 531 04-111                  8    Machsike Hadass
    fax: (+43 1) 531 04-155                         Rabbi Chaim Stern
    e-mail: rabbinat@ikg-wien.at                    1020 Vienna, Grosse Mohrengasse 19
    Morning prayers: Mon through Fri                Phone: (+43 1) 214 13 47
    7 a.m., Sun 8 a.m., Sabbath 9 a.m.,
    Mincha and Ma’ariv prayers daily
                                               9    Misrachi
                                                    Rabbi Josef Pardess
2   Agudas Israel                                   1010 Vienna, Judenplatz 8
    Rabbi David L. Grünfeld                         Phone: (+43 1) 214 80 11
    1010 Vienna, Grünangergasse 1                   e-mail: info@misrachi.at
    Phone: (+43 1) 512 83 31
                                               10   Ohel Moshe
3   Agudas Israel                                   Rabbi Asher Margulies
    1020 Vienna, Tempelgasse 3                      1020 Vienna, Lilienbrunngasse 19
    Phone: (+43 1) 214 92 62                        Phone: (+43 1) 216 88 64
4   Agudas Jeschurun                           11   Or Chadasch
    1010 Vienna, Rabensteig 3                       Movement for Progressive Judaism
    Phone: (+43 1) 532 79 99                        1020 Vienna, Robertgasse 2
                                                    Phone: (+43 1) 967 13 29
5   Bet Hamidrasch Tora Etz Chayim
                                                    www.orchadasch.at
    (Former “Schiffshul”)
    Rabbi Michael Pressburger                  12   Rambam Synagogue of the
    1020 Vienna, Grosse Schiffgasse 8               Maimonides Centre
    Phone: (+43 1) 216 36 99                        1190 Vienna, Bauernfeldgasse 4
6   Prayer room at the AKH                          Inquire for prayer hours at:
                                                    (+43 1) 368 16 55-113
    (General Hospital)
    1090 Vienna, Währinger Gürtel 18-20,       13   Sephardic Centre
    level 5                                         1020 Vienna, Tempelgasse 7
    e-mail: info@akh-seelsorge.at                   Bukharan Synagogue:
    For information contact the IKG                 Rabbi Moshe Israelov
    Rabbinate                                       Georgian Synagogue:
                                                    Rabbi Yaakov Hotoveli
7   Chabad Lubavitch
    (Augarten Synagogue)                       14   Shomrei Hadass-Sharei
    Rabbi Itzhak Niazov                             Zion Synagogue
    1020 Vienna, Rabbiner-Schneerson-Platz 1        Rabbi Jakov Biderman
    Phone: (+43 1) 334 18 18-0                      1090 Vienna, Grünentorgasse 26
                                                    Phone: (+43 1) 334 18 18-13
                                                                                         25
     MIKVAOT FOR WOMEN                             20   Floridsdorf Cemetery
                                                        1210 Vienna, Ruthnergasse 28
3    Agudas Israel
                                                        Appointments by phone at:
     1020 Vienna, Tempelgasse 3
                                                        (+43 1) 531 04-235
     Phone: (+43 1) 214 92 62
                                                   21   Hevra Kadisha (Burial Society)
15   Machsike Hadass
                                                        1010 Vienna,
     1010 Vienna, Fleischmarkt 22
                                                        Desider-Friedmann-Platz 1/25
     Phone: (+43 1) 512 52 62

                                                        SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
                                                   1    Ohel Rahel
                                                        1010 Vienna, Seitenstettengasse 4
     CEMETERIES                                         Phone: (+43) 699 125 99 333
                                                        fax: (+43 1) 942 58 22
16   Vienna Central Cemetery, Gate IV
                                                        www.ohel-rahel.at
     1110 Vienna,
     Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 244                  12   Maimonides Centre Sanatorium *
     Phone and fax: (+43 1) 767 62 52                   Retirement home, nursing home, day-
     Emergency hotline in the event of a                care and clinic
     death: (+43) 699 126 26 265                        1190 Vienna, Bauernfeldgasse 4
     Summer opening hours: Sun through                  Phone: (+43 1) 368 16 55-0
     Thu 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (admission until              fax: (+43 1) 369 24 98
     4.30 p.m.), winter opening hours: Sun              e-mail: office@maimonides.at
     through Thu 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (admission
     until 3.30 p.m.), Fri 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ad-
                                                   12   Anne-Kohn-Feuermann-
     mission until 1.30 p.m.)                           Tagesstätte *
                                                        Daycare centre of the association for
16   Vienna Central Cemetery, Gate I                    widows and orphans at the Maimonides
     1110 Vienna,                                       Centre Sanatorium
     Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 232                       1190 Vienna, Bauernfeldgasse 4
     Phone and fax: (+43 1) 767 15 07                   Phone: (+43 1) 368 16 55-50
17   Rossau Cemetery                                    Opening hours: Mon through Thu
     1090 Vienna, Seegasse 9/entrance                   9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                                                    * As of 2008 at the IKG Campus,
     through retirement home of the City of
                                                              1020 Vienna, Simon-Wiesenthal-Gasse
     Vienna
18   Währing Cemetery
     1180 Vienna, Semperstrasse                         SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION
     64A/Schrottenberggasse                        22   Zwi Perez Chajes School *
19   Döbling Cemetery (tomb of                          1020 Vienna, Castellezgasse 35
     Theodor Herzl)                                     Phone: (+43 1) 216 40 46, fax: (+43 1)
     1190 Vienna, Hartäckerstrasse 65                   216 40 46-20; www.zpc.at
                                                                    * As of 2008 at the IKG Campus,
     Phone: (+43 1) 479 51 94
                                                              1020 Vienna, Simon-Wiesenthal-Gasse

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7    Lauder Chabad Campus                       26   Yehuda Halevi Centre *
     Kindergarten, primary school, middle            1020 Vienna, Haidgasse 1
     school, teaching academy                        Phone: (+43) 699 10 43 42 44
     1020 Vienna, Rabbiner-Schneerson-Platz 1        fax: (+43 1) 27 600 10
     Phone: (+43 1) 334 18 18-0                      e-mail: jehudaehalevi@hotmail.com
     www.lauderchabad.at                                         * As of 2008 at the IKG Campus,
                                                           1020 Vienna, Simon-Wiesenthal-Gasse
23   Talmud Torah School of
     “Machsike Hadass”
                                                27   Jewish Professional Development
     1020 Vienna, Malzgasse 16                       Center (JBBZ)
     Phone: (+43 1) 214 50 80                        1200 Vienna, Adalbert-Stifter-Strasse 18
     fax: (+43 1) 214 37 94                          Phone: (+43 1) 331 06-150
                                                     fax: (+43 1) 331 06-333
3    Talmud Torah School of                          www.jbbz.at
     “Agudas Israel”
     1020 Vienna, Tempelgasse 3
     Phone: (+43 1) 216 99 73                        YOUTH ORGANISATIONS
9    Talmud Torah School of Misrachi            1    Youth Commission of the IKG
     “Sinai”                                         1010 Vienna, Seitenstettengasse 4
     1010 Vienna, Judenplatz 8                       Phone: (+43 1) 531 04-207
     Phone: (+43 1) 214 80 11                        www.ikg-juko.at
8    Vienna Yeshiva                             9    Bnei Akiva
     1020 Vienna, Grosse Mohrengasse 19              1010 Vienna, Judenplatz 8
     Phone: (+43 1) 216 06 16                        www.bneiakiva.at
     fax: (+43 1) 216 06 80
                                                21   Hashomer Hatzair
10   Vienna Academy of Higher                        1010 Vienna, Desider-Friedmann-Platz 1
     Rabbinical Studies                              Phone: (+43 1) 533 74 99
     1020 Vienna, Lilienbrunngasse 19                www.hashomerhatzair.at
     Phone: (+43 1) 216 88 64
                                                13   Jad Bejad – Association of
24   Jewish Institute for Adult                      Bukharan Youth in Vienna
     Education                                       1020 Vienna, Tempelgasse 7
     1020 Vienna, Praterstern 1                      www.jadbejad.com
     Phone: (+43 1) 216 19 62
     fax: (+43 1)214 89 18
                                                28   Moadon
     www.jud-institut-wien.at                        Club for young people aged 20 to 30
                                                     1090 Vienna, Währinger Strasse 24
25   Lauder Business School                          www.moadon.at
     Vienna International College
     1190 Vienna, Hofzeile 18-20
                                                28   Jewish Austrian Students (JCV)
     www.lbs.ac.at                                   1090 Vienna
                                                     Währinger Strasse 24
                                                     www.joeh.at


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     SPORTS CLUBS                                  34   Wines From Israel
                                                        Gross import company
     S.C. Hakoah *
                                                        1020 Vienna, Nickelgasse 1
     1170 Vienna, Rötzergasse 41
                                                        Phone: (+43 1) 214 06 07
     Phone: (+43 1) 485 81 64
                                                        fax: (+43 1) 214 76 90
     www.hakoah.at
                                                        e-mail: bluma.gross@chello.at
     Disciplines: swimming, table-tennis,
     basketball, tennis, karate, tourism and       35   Bernat Ainhorn Butcher’s Shop
     ski club, hiking                                   and Snacks
                 * As of 2008 at the IKG Campus,        Snacks “Chez Berl”
           1020 Vienna, Simon-Wiesenthal-Gasse          1020 Vienna, Grosse Stadtgutgasse 7
     Sports Club Maccabi                                Phone: (+43 1) 216 66 40
     1010 Vienna, Kärntner Ring 15                 8    Machsike Hadass Butcher’s Shop
     Phone: (+43 1) 699 25 81                           1020 Vienna, Grosse Mohrengasse 19
     www.maccabi-wien.at                                Phone: (+43 1) 216 66 40
     Disciplines: soccer, bridge, golf             36   Volkertmarkt Butcher’s Shop
                                                        1020 Vienna, Volkertplatz 4,
                                                        market stand No. 61, 64
                                                        Phone: (+43 1) 214 96 50
     SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS                         37   Kosher Meat & Snacks
     Kosher Products                                    Abraham Davidov
                                                        1020 Vienna, Karmelitermarkt 29-39
29   Ohel Moshe Bakery                                  Phone: (+43 1) 214 50 23
     1020 Vienna, Lilienbrunngasse 18
     Phone: (+43 1) 214 56 17                           Kosher Restaurants
30   Ohel Moshe Supermarket                        1    Alef Alef Restaurant
     1020 Vienna, Hollandstrasse 10                     1010 Vienna, Seitenstettengasse 2
     Phone: (+43 1) 216 96 75                           Phone: (+43 1) 535 25 30
                                                        fax: (+43 1) 535 25 30-33
31   Rafael Malkov Supermarket
     Also dairy snacks                             38   Bachur-Tov Restaurant
     1020 Vienna, Tempelgasse 8                         1020 Vienna, Taborstrasse 19
     Phone: (+43 1) 214 83 94                           Phone: (+43) 699 195 77 129 or
                                                        (+43) 676 847 761 200
32   Kosherland Supermarket                             www.bahur-tov.com
     1020 Vienna, Kleine Sperlgasse 6
     Phone: (+43 1) 219 68 86
                                                   39   Simchas Restaurant
                                                        1020 Vienna, Taborstrasse 47
33   Hadar Supermarket                                  Phone: (+43 1) 218 28 33
     1020 Vienna, Krummbaumgasse 12                     fax: (+43 1) 218 28 93
     Phone: (+43 1) 958 07 74                           www.s-catering.at
                                                   40   Pizzeria Milk & Honey
                                                        1020 Vienna, Kleine Sperlgasse 7
                                                        Phone: (+43 1) 212 81 69
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41   Bernholz GesmbH                               OTHER IMPORTANT ADDRESSES
     Catering and party services
     1020 Vienna, Lichtenauergasse 6          44   Embassy of the State of Israel
     Phone: (+43) 664 321 28 99                    1180 Vienna, Anton-Frank-Gasse 20
                                                   Phone: (+43 1) 476 46-0
42   Pension Liechtenstein, Apart-                 fax: (+43 1) 476 46-5546
     ments                                         e-mail: ambassador-
     1020 Vienna, Grosse Schiffgasse 19            assist@vienna.mfa.gov.il
     Phone: (+43 1) 216 84 99
     fax: +43 1 214 76 90                          Austrian-Israeli Society
     www.li19.at                                   1080 Vienna, Lange Gasse 64
                                                   Phone: (+43 1) 405 66 83
     Books and Religious Articles                  Austrian-Israeli Chamber of
                                                   Commerce (AICC)
C    Bookshop Singer at the Jewish                 1010 Vienna, Wollzeile 24/18
     Museum                                        Phone: (+43 1) 961 53 64
     1010 Vienna, Dorotheergasse 11                fax: (+43 1) 512 37 74-11
     Phone: (+43 1) 512 45 10                      www.aicc.at
     fax: (+43 1) 512 45 11
     e-mail: office@singer-bookshop.com
43   Hamifgash
     Books, arts and crafts                        Karajangasse Memorial
     1020 Vienna, Karmeliterplatz 2, corner        In the former Gestapo interim prison
     of Kleine Sperlgasse                          Basement of secondary school BRG XX,
     Phone: (+43 1) 219 53 70                      1200 Vienna, Karajangasse 14
     e-mail: ruth.winkler@aon.at                   Opening hours: Thu 4 to 6 p.m.
                                                   (only on schooldays)
                                                   For information call Mag.a Renate
     Jewish Periodicals                            Prazak at: (+43 1) 330 31 41-30
     Das Jüdische Echo                        Projekt “Servitengasse 1938”
     www.jewish-welcome.at                         c/o Agenda 21 am Alsergrund
     Die Gemeinde                                  1090 Vienna, Liechtensteinstrasse 81/1/1
     Official organ of the IKG                     www.servitengasse1938.at
     e-mail: redaktion@ikg-wien.at,
     www.ikg-wien.at                          Association “Steine der Erinnerung”
                                                   1020 Vienna, Kafkastrasse 10/36
     NU
                                                   www.steinedererinnerung.net
     e-mail: office@nunu.at, www.nunu.at
     Illustrierte Neue Welt                   Association “Gedenkdienst”
     www.neuewelt.at                               1010 Vienna, Rabensteig 3/18
     DAVID                                         Phone: (+43 1) 581 04 90
     www.david.juden.at                            fax: (+43 1) 581 04 90-90
                                                   www.gedenkdienst.at


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45   Vienna Tourist Board                          Austrian Society of Friends of the
     Tourist information: 1010 Vienna              University of Tel Aviv
     Albertinaplatz/Maysedergasse                  1010 Vienna, Wollzeile 12/1/3/19
     Phone: (+43 1) 24 555-0                       Phone: (+43 1) 513 77 60
     fax: (+43 1) 216 84 92                        fax: (+43 1) 513 77 56
     e-mail: info@wien.info, www.wien.info         Austrian Society of Friends of the
                                                   Hebrew University of Jerusalem
                                                   1034 Vienna, P.O. Box 37
     ORGANISATIONS / ASSOCIATIONS
                                                   Hadassah Austria
     B`nai B`rith – Zwi Perez Chajes               1190 Vienna, Hameaustrasse 20
     Lodge                                         Phone: (+43 1) 440 55 49
     1040 Vienna, Taubstummengasse 1               fax: (+43 1) 440 55 49-5
     Phone: (+43 1) 480 81 11                      e-mail: hadassah-austria@utanet.at
     fax: (+43 1) 480 81 11-22
                                                   Jewish Agency for Israel
     Jewish Documentation Center /                 (Sochnut)
     Simon Wiesenthal Archives                     1010 Vienna, Desider-Friedmann-Platz
     1010 Vienna, Salztorgasse 6/4/5               1/IV
     Phone: (+43 1) 533 91 31                      Phone: (+43 1) 533 91 16
     fax: (+43 1) 535 03 97                        fax: (+43 1) 533 91 17
             * A Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for   e-mail: jafi.austria@inode.at
          Holocaust Studies (VWI) to be situated
                 in Rabensteig is being planned    Keren Hajessod Austria
                                                   1010 Vienna, Desider-Friedmann-Platz
     Association of Bukharan Jews                  1/25
     in Vienna                                     Phone: (+43 1) 533 19 55
     President: Uri Gilgarov                       fax: (+43 1) 533 19 55-30
     1020 Vienna, Tempelgasse 7                    e-mail: kh-wien@inode.at
     www.buchara.at
                                                   Keren Kayemeth Leisrael
     Association of Georgian Jews                  1010 Vienna, Opernring 4/2/7
     in Vienna                                     Phone: (+43 1) 513 86 11
     1020 Vienna, Tempelgasse 7                    fax: (+43 1) 513 86 11-9
     Viennese Association of Russian               e-mail: kkl@chello.at
     Jews                                          State of Israel Bonds
     1020 Vienna, Haidgasse 1                      1010 Vienna, Wollzeile 12/1/3/19
                                                   Phone: (+43 1) 513 77 55
     WIZO
                                                   fax: (+43 1) 513 77 56
     1010 Vienna, Desider-Friedmann-Platz 1
                                                   www.israelbonds.at
     Phone: (+43 1) 535 96 85
     Zionist Federation of Austria (ZFÖ)
     1010 Vienna, Desider-Friedmann-Platz 1

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JEWISH LIFE IN AUSTRIA
Jewish Community of Baden                  Innsbruck/Tyrol
2500 Baden bei Wien, Grabengasse 14        Jewish Community of Tyrol and
Phone: (+43) 2252/25 25 30-0               Vorarlberg
fax: (+43) 2252/25 25 30-30                6020 Innsbruck, Sillgasse 15
www.juedischegemeinde.at                   Phone: (+43) 512/5868 92
St. Pölten/Lower Austria                   www.ikg-innsbruck.at
Institute for the History of the Jews in   Hohenems/Vorarlberg
Austria                                    Jewish Museum Hohenems
3100 St. Pölten                            Villa Heimann-Rosenthal
Dr.-Karl-Renner-Promenade 22               6845 Hohenems, Schweizerstrasse 5
Phone: (+43) 2742/771 71-0                 Phone: (+43) 5576/73989-0
fax: (+43) 2742/771 71-15                  fax: (+43) 5576/77793
www.injoest.ac.at                          www.jm-hohenems.at
Eisenstadt/Burgenland
Austrian Jewish Museum Eisenstadt
7001 Eisenstadt, Unterbergstrasse 6
Phone: (+43) 2682 65145
                                           Gedenkstätte des Ehemaligen
fax: (+43) 2682 65145-4
www.ojm.at                                 Konzentrationslagers Mauthausen
                                           (Mauthausen Concentration Camp
Linz/Upper Austria                          Memorial)
Synagogue and Community                    4310 Mauthausen 1
4020 Linz, Bethlehemstrasse 26             Erinnerungsstrasse 1
Phone: (+43) 732/7798 05                   Phone: (+43) 7238/2269
e-mail: office@ikg-linz.at                 fax: (+43) 7238/2269-40
Salzburg/Salzburg                          www.mauthausen-memorial.at
Jewish Community of Salzburg               Opening hours: daily 9 a.m. to 5.30
5020 Salzburg, Lasserstrasse 8             p.m., closed from 24 to 26 December, on
Phone: (+43) 662/87 22 28                  31 December and 1 January
www.ikg-salzburg.at                        KZ-Gedenkstätte Ebensee und
Graz/Styria                                Zeitgeschichte Museum
Jewish Community of Styria, Carinthia      (Ebensee Concentration Camp Memorial
and Southern Burgenland                    and Museum of Contemporary History)
8020 Graz, David-Herzog-Platz 1            4802 Ebensee, Kirchengasse 5
Phone: (+43) 316/71 24 68                  Phone: (+43) 6133/56 01
fax: (+43) 316/72 04 33                    fax: (+43) 6133/5601-4
www.ikg-graz.at                            www.ebensee.org




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 I  National Fund of the Republic of Aus-                 18 Währing Cemetery
    tria for the Victims of National                      19 Döbling Cemetery
    Socialism, General Settlement Fund                       (tomb of Theodor Herzl)
  6 Prayer room at the AKH                                20 Floridsdorf Cemetery
    (General Hospital)                                    24 Jewish Institute for Adult Education
 12 Rambam Synagogue of the
                                                          25 Lauder Business School
    Maimonides Centre
                                                          27 Jewish Professional Development
    Maimonides Centre Sanatorium
                                                             Center (JBBZ)
    Anne-Kohn-Feuermann-Tagesstätte
                                                          28 Moadon
 14 Shomrei Hadass-Sharei Zion

    Synagogue                                                Jewish Austrian Students (JCV)
                                                          44 Embassy of the State of Israel
 16 Central Cemetery, Gates I and IV

 17 Rossau Cemetery



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