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Commemoration of the November Pogrom

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 02:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

The Jewish Museum Vienna will commemorate the November Pogrom at 2 pm on November 9, 2012, at Dorotheergasse 11. The museum is also a place of remembrance with collections and individual objects that recall the Shoah. In the presence of the director Danielle Spera we will observe a minute’s silence before looking at selected objects and the stories behind them.
The Novemberpogrom was a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and Austria on 9–10 November 1938. Jewish homes, hospitals, businesses and schools were destroyed and over 1,000 synagogues were burned.

Free admission to the Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse from 01:30 to 02:30 pm.

Gefillte Fisch & Lebensstrudel. Eine jüdische Kochshow
Book presentation by Helene Maimann

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 06:30 p.m.
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

Jewish cooking has always been a type of fusion cuisine combining the different continents and cultures in which Jews have traveled or lived: a map of the Diaspora, a compass through history, religion, culture, and family life; a strudel filled with fragrances, anecdotes, nostalgia, and inquisitiveness.
Helene Maimann, film maker and hobby cook, recounts her own life and allows experts to offer insights into their cooking. She writes about traditional family dishes passed on from generation to generation and provides the recipes for them. »more

Lecture by Lisa Silverman as part of the exhibition "Vienna's Shooting Girls"

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 06:30 p.m.
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

The exhibition "Vienna's Shooting Girls. Jewish Women Photographers from Vienna" highlights the large number of photo studios run by Jewish women in Vienna before 1938. It looks not only at the reasons for the unusually high proportion of Jewish women from wealthy backgrounds in this profession but also at the high esthetic quality of the work of these unjustly forgotten artists. »more

A journey in time through the Matzo Island

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 11:00 a.m.

For his exhibition at Museum Judenplatz Josef Polleross photographed religious Jews and their traditional rituals. His pictures also show secular Jewish life, however – sporting events, business and journalism, street parties, music and customs that animate and unite religious and secular Jews alike. What does the photographer like best about this area? A walk through Vienna is a lesson in history – past monuments, historical buildings, or statues of people who have helped shaped this city in one way or another. »more

Jenö Eisenberger – Wenn ich nur Österreicher wär
Book presentation

Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 11:00 a.m.
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

Jenö Eisenberger, born November 16, 1922, in Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary, has recounted his turbulent life to writer Christof Habres: from his hazardous survival with forged papers in the Budapest underground and his flight from the Nazis to his beginnings as a stand holder at the Naschmarkt in Vienna, the development of …»more

Young Austria discussion

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 06:30 p.m.
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

The organization Young Austria was founded in Great Britain in March 1939. It offered a home from home for some 1,300 members and was closely linked with the Austrian Centre and Free Austrian Movement. Around one quarter of its members returned to Austria after the war to help…»more

Jewish Filmclub at the Jewish Museum Vienna
La cámara oscura

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 07:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

Getrudis, daughter of Jewish immigrants, lived in the late nineteenth century in the Argentinian province of Entre Rios. From her childhood onwards, she had heard repeatedly how unattractive and plain she was. She withdrew increasingly and always hid her face on family photos. A rich estate owner, whose beautiful wife had run off with another man, took Gertrudis as his wife and changed her life. »more


READY! PHOTO! GO! - only for kids

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 02:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

The exhibition “Vienna`s Shooting Girls. Jewish Women Photographers from Vienna” shows photographs by famous Jewish women photographers from Vienna. We will look first of all at what they have taken photos of and how. If you want you can bring your own cellphone or digicam. »more

Free guided tours for adults

Every first Sunday of the month – next date November, 4, 2012
03:00 p.m. Jewish Museum Dorotheergasse
04:30 p.m. Museum Judenplatz

The Jewish Museum Dorotheergasse gives insight into the unique collectins of Judaica and ritual objects. The visible Storage also shows works of art and memorabilia from Viennese and Austrian synagogues.
At the Jewish Museum Judenplatz we invite you to take a virtual walk through the Jewish Vienna in the Middle Ages to experience the Jewish life in medieval times. Furthermore, the foundations of the synagogue which was destroyed in 1421 can also be visited.
(only in German)


The Waiting Room of Hope. The Rothschild Hospital in November 1947 – Photos by Henry Ries

until February, 17th, 2013
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

After the Shoah and the end of World War II the Rothschild Hospital in Vienna was used as a temporary refugee camp and center of a Jewish existence that was taken up in many cases with waiting and hoping. Henry Ries (1917–2004), who emigrated in 1938 from Berlin to the USA, worked in Europe as a photo journalist for the New York Times from 1947 to 1951. His photographs uniquely document the fate of Jewish survivors and refugees. The Jewish Museum Vienna presents these documents on the occasion of the 95th birthday of the German-Jewish photographer who died in 2004.
Curator: Danielle Spera

Foto: Henry Ries, © The New York Times/DHM

Vienna’s Shooting Girls. Jewish Women Photographers from Vienna

until March, 03rd, 2013
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

The exhibition “Jewish Women Photographers” presents the photo studios of Jewish women. An unusually large number of Jewish women, usually from wealthy families, chose this profession in Vienna. The Jewish Museum looks at the reasons for this and by restoring it to the collective memory makes a bit of Viennese Jewish history accessible once again. The exhibition follows the photographers into the exile that brought an arbitrary end to this story for Vienna but enabled them to continue their work in other countries and continents.
Curators: Iris Meder, Andrea Winklbauer

Foto: Trude Fleischmann, „Dolly Haas als Scampolo“, um 1932, © Photoinstitut Bonartes

Vienna Today 2012. Photographs of Contemporary Jewish Life by Josef Polleross

November, 7th, 2012 - May, 13th, 2013
Museum Judenplatz

Harry Weber’s photo-book “Heute in Wien” appeared in 1996 alongside an exhibition of the same name at the Jewish Museum Vienna. The impressive black-and-white photos made history. Sixteen years later the Viennese photographer Josef Polleross has followed the traces of Harry Weber to provide a photographic record of life in the Jewish community today, particularly in Vienna’s 2nd district Leopoldstadt. Polleross’ pictures are a continuation of Harry Weber’s series but also show the changes within the Jewish community and its growth over the last sixteen years. They provide an insight into the diversity of Jewish life in Vienna today.
Curator: Astrid Peterle

Foto: Josef Polleross, Sukkot, Oktober 2009

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