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75th anniversary of the „Anschluss“

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 02:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

On March 13, 2013, director Danielle Spera invites visitors to a guided tour of the Jewish Museum Vienna. The German Wehrmacht had entered Austria at 05:30 a.m. on March 11, 1938, and attacks on the Jews of Austria began on the night of March 11–12. The 75th anniversary of the „Anschluss“ will be commemorated through a tour of the Museum that will focus on objects related to the year 1938 and the beginning of the end of Jewish Vienna.


Jewish religion (not only) for children
Interactive children’s book presentation

Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 11:00 am
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

Children’s book authoress Linda Verő Bán presents her new book “Interaktive Haggada". It is an ideal accompaniment to the Seder night for children and adults alike. The interactive book ensures that children can take an active part in the entire evening. »more

We are celebrating Pesach! On your marks, set, chametz!

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 02:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

For kids only!
On your marks, set, chametz! Chametz? This is the Hebrew word for unleavened bread and pastries, which cannot be eaten during Pesach. Before the festival begins (this year on 25 March), the entire house, each cupboard, in short EVERYTHING, must be cleared and cleaned. Not one single crumb of chametz can be allowed to remain! We will build cool machines and appliances in the Atelier to ensure…»more


meeting jedermann : rabinovich revisited

until May 26, 2013
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

Born in Leningrad, Boris Rabinovich (1938–1988) worked as an architect and industrial designer, became a dissident in the former Soviet Union and finally came to Vienna, where he focused on the visual arts. The exhibition ranges from the first to the last series of Boris Rabinovich's Viennese works. Rabinovich experimented with light and shadow, the hidden, the faceless, the fading “me”, which is neither to be found in front of nor behind the mask. The Viennese Jewish novelist Julya Rabinowich puts the works of her father in comparison and confrontation with her own text and graphic work. The exhibition is a collage of memories and illustration.
Curator: Julya Rabinowich

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

until May 13, 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

Photo: Josef Polleross, "Sukkot", Oktober 2009

All Meshugge? Jewish Wit and Humor

March 20 - September 8,  2013
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse

Humor is an essential component of Jewish life. It reflects attitudes not only within the community but also towards an often hostile external world. Jewish humor is warm and human, after the Holocaust also cynical and black as pitch. It comprises a broad spectrum from its roots in Eastern Europe to Ephraim Kishon in Israel and Billy Wilder, Mel Brooks, and Woody Allen in Hollywood. In between was the heyday of entertainment culture in Vienna and Berlin: cabaret, revue, and film – or Karl Farkas, Fritz Grünbaum, Hermann Leopoldi, Friedrich Hollaender, Kurt Tucholsky, and Ernst Lubitsch; the Simpl and Kabarett der Komiker.
Curators: Marcus G. Patka, Alfred Stalzer

Photo: Jüdisches Kabarett der Zwischenkriegszeit in Wien © Jüdisches Museum Wien

We celebrate

Passover March 25 - April 2, 2013

From Nissan 15 to 22 5772  Jews around the world celebrate Passover. Passover is one of the most important holidays in Judaism. It commemorates the escape of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. On the so-called Seder night the Jewish families read from the "Haggadah," which tells the story of the exodus from Egypt. During the evening the guests eat the unleavened bread, the Matza, bitter herbs, but also a hard-boiled egg and other food that symbolically recalls the suffering of the Israelites during slavery. In commemoration of the four stages of redemption, four glasses of wine are drunk. The youngest participant traditionally asks for the meaning of various aspects of the festival, which will be explained. In the following eight days of passover we do not eat normal bread, but only "Matza", unleavened bread. It reminds us that the Israelites left Egypt in haste and not even had time to let the bread ferment.

Chag Sameach!

We recommend

Ö1 Club & Jewish Museum Vienna
Club-Ö1 members have reduced admission to the Jewish Museum Vienna (€8.00 instead of €10.00). With a single admission ticket you can visit the two museum sites for two days from the date of issue. Further information on Ö1-Club membership can be found at http://oe1.orf.at/club/.

Fleming's Hotels in Vienna

The Jewish Museum Vienna is proud to announce its partnership with Fleming's Hotels. If you are planning a trip to Vienna, we recommend Flemings Hotel Vienna City or Flemings Hotel Vienna Westbahnhof. You can obtain your tickets for the Jewish Museum Vienna directly from the hotel reception.

“Erinnerungen: Lebensgeschichten von Überlebenden des Nationalsozialismus” Book presentation, reading, discussion with eye witnesses
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7.30 p.m. in the ESRA Psychosoziales Zentrum
The National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism has been publishing the “Erinnerungen” series since 2011. The latest book in the series is a 336-page bilingual edition with 30 stories by survivors of the Holocaust in German and the original language. Further information

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