On a Wednesday evening in late 1938, the sounds of broken glass shattered the quiet streets of Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland. Over the next 24 hours, Nov. 9-10, rampaging Nazi mobs would torch more than 1,000 synagogues; vandalize Jewish homes, businesses and cemeteries; and...
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna for talks ahead of a July 20 deadline for an Iran nuclear deal.
In a Twitter post on Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Kerry will head to the Austrian capital for consultations with Catherine Ashton, the...
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Jewish gravestones unearthed at a small cemetery in Vienna were hailed on Wednesday as historically important cultural treasures that could rival the famed Jewish cemetery in Prague.
Restoration work at the 16th century Seegasse cemetery has discovered 20 gravestones that are...
April 4, 2013 | 6:08 am
The Archbishop of Vienna has advised Austria’s government not to add Jewish and Muslim dates to the list of national holidays.
“Both the Jewish and the Muslim community are not big enough in Austria that their holidays should be holidays for the entire population,” Cardinal...
March 11, 2013 | 6:37 am
December 3, 2012 | 9:25 am
Protesters in Vienna reportedly called out “death to the Jews” at a demonstration near the Austrian chancellor’s office.
About 400 people participated in the demonstration on Nov. 30, according to reports by the Coordination Forum for Countering Anti-Semitism, an international...
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Vienna is removing the name of a notoriously anti-Semitic mayor from a section of the elegant Ring boulevard that encircles the heart of the city.
A city official announced Thursday that the section now known as Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring, will be renamed Universitaetsring (University...
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How the brilliant, disturbed Sabina Spielrein influenced Freud and Jung
It is the summer of 1912 in “A Dangerous Method” — a film whose storyline is drawn from real-life events — and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), a young Russian-Jewish psychoanalyst, is discussing with...
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The symbolism was unmistakable.
Four thousand Jews stood just a few hundred yards away from the spot where a quarter-million Austrians cheered Adolf Hitler in March 1938 as he announced Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria.
This time, however, the Jews had come to celebrate, as...
July 11, 2011 | 2:18 pm
When he come to the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna, John Benfield didn’t return to his native Austria for any medals.
“I’m not a competitive swimmer,” said Benfield, 80, of Los Angeles. “But when I heard that the European Maccabi Games were being held in Vienna, I knew it was...
July 7, 2011 | 10:30 am
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The Leopold Museum has agreed to settle with one of the heirs of an Austrian Jewish art collector for her share in a valuable painting.
The museum based in Vienna will pay $5 million to the granddaughter of Austrian Jewish art collector Jenny Steiner for her share in the 1914...
April 6, 2011 | 12:14 pm
Two paintings confiscated by the Nazis from a Jewish family in Vienna have been returned to its heirs following two years of negotiations.
The London-based Commission for Looted Art in Europe announced Wednesday that a work by Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein (1788-1868) was...
February 9, 2011 | 2:14 pm
Directors of Jewish museums and educational institutes in Europe have written an open letter condemning the destruction of a 16-year-old exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Vienna.
The exhibit, based on holograms, was removed recently to make way for a new exhibit due to open next...
February 2, 2011 | 4:10 pm
Vienna’s Jewish community has sued a cinema chain and a film distributor over a newly released Turkish film it calls anti-Semitic.
The suit was filed Tuesday, several days after the release of “Valley of the Wolves-Palestine” in Austria and Germany.
The film, accused of using...
December 20, 2010 | 1:27 pm
On a sloping green hill tucked between small farmsteads, the mottled graves of Jews buried here since the 1600s rise up like a forgotten forest.
Trudging through the mud between the tilted stones, their chiseled Hebrew lettering and renderings of menorahs sometimes barely visible,...
December 15, 2010 | 10:05 am
Werner Hanak-Lettner, a curator for the Jüdisches Museum Wien (the Jewish Museum Vienna) has lately been asking a lot of people the question, “Does Hollywood feel like a Jewish place?”
The simple answer could be “not really.” But according to Hanak-Lettner, who is...
June 17, 2010 | 10:12 am
Jews in Vienna reportedly have been facing almost daily harassment since Israel’s deadly interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla.
Ariel Muzicant, president of the Viennese Jewish community, told the Austrian national public broadcaster ORF that members of the Jewish community have...
April 22, 2010 | 11:26 am
As Iran began a massive military exercise in the Persian Gulf, Jewish groups protested the impending visit of Iran’s foreign minister to Vienna.
Manoucher Mottaki is scheduled to travel to Vienna on Sunday, where he will be hosted by his Austrian counterpart, Michael Spindelegger....