Tuesday, October 22, 2013
An Introduction to Jewish Vienna
Vienna is a city steeped in centuries of Jewish History, and despite the attacks on the Jewish population and culture in 19th & 20th century Europe, it remains to this day a place where one can explore Jewish museums, the ‘Judenplatz’, and beautiful synagogues.
A large and flourishing Jewish population were a central part to building the city of Vienna we see today in terms of arts, business, and academia. While a lot of Jewish heritage in Vienna was destroyed by the National Socialist regime and the Second World War, the city ensures that it remembers these crimes appropriately and is committed to building and restoring the cultural heritage of Judaism and Jewish communities in Vienna.