Theodore Meir Bikel and his parents peeked through the drawn curtains of their Vienna apartment watching the street below, where Adolf Hitler, standing in his limousine, slowly rolled by, cheered on by frenzied crowds.
A life-size wax figure of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank has gone on display at Madame Tussauds in Vienna.
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.
The Archbishop of Vienna has advised Austria’s government not to add Jewish and Muslim dates to the list of national holidays.
The famed Vienna Philharmonic has acknowledged that many of its musicians were Nazi party members during Hitler's rule and that its director may have delivered a prestigious orchestra award to a Nazi war criminal two decades after the end of World War Two.
Protesters in Vienna reportedly called out “death to the Jews” at a demonstration near the Austrian chancellor’s office.
Vienna city councilors removed the name of a notoriously anti-Semitic mayor from a section of the elegant Ring boulevard that encircles the heart of the city.
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.
Austria's Jewish community accused the country's leading far-right politician on Monday of a "monstrous provocation" for what a newspaper said were comments likening anti-fascist protests to the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust.
The leader of an Austrian far-right political party was condemned for comparing protests by students in Vienna with the Nazi persecution of Jews during Kristallnacht.
Iran's clerical regime is waning but would be boosted by gaining nuclear weapons, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said.
Arab states and Israel plan to attend a rare round of talks next week on efforts to free the world of nuclear weapons but Iran has yet to say whether it will take part, diplomats said on Wednesday.
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.
When he come to the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna, John Benfield didn't return to his native Austria for any medals.
Austria's President Heinz Fischer formally opened the 13th European Maccabi Games at the biggest Jewish gathering in Vienna since the Holocaust.
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 painting "Houses by the Sea" by Austrian painter Egon Schiele. The painting was looted by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
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 delivered by the Dresden Gemaldegalerie museum to London to be given to the heirs of the Rosauer family in Vienna. Another work, by Johann Baptist Lampi the Elder (1751-1830), was returned to the family in late 2010. It had been in the custody of the German government.
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 summer. According to the museum's website, efforts to preserve the exhibit proved technically impossible.
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.
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.
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?”
As Iran began a massive military exercise in the Persian Gulf, Jewish groups protested the impending visit of Iran's foreign minister to Vienna.
Here's a strange coincidence: Both my doctor and my rabbi share the same leisure pursuit: They are passionate about attending rock concerts. U2, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen -- If they perform, my good doctors of the body and the soul will attend.
The best way to discover Mozart here might be a night at the Vienna Opera. I was lucky enough to attend a performance of "The Magic Flute" during my visit, which was sponsored by Austria Tourism. This was classical Mozart through and through in terms of the music, but the performance was strikingly modern.
"Mozart does not belong to any nation. It would be a total misunderstanding for anyone to lay claim to Mozart," said Peter Marboe, Vienna Mozart Year artistic director. "That makes it obscene that the Nazis should claim him as an example of a great German artist and all the while hide his Jewish collaborators."
"Watermarks" is a life-affirming documentary that celebrates the constancy of courage and grace, from youth to old age.
Its setting is the waltz-loving Austria of the 1920s and '30s, where the lithe young swimmers of the fabled Hakoah ("the strength") Vienna sports club are beating their "Aryan" rival clubs year after year.
Freestyler Judith Deutsch alone breaks 12 national records in 1935 and is the toast of the town, until she refuses to compete for Austria at Hitler's 1936 Olympic Games. As punishment, she is barred from competition for life and all her marks are erased from the official record books.
After the Reich's takeover of Austria in 1938, the swimmers scatter to Palestine, the United States and England, marry and establish professional careers.
Some 65 years later, Israeli director Yaron Zilberman decided to track down eight of the swimmers, now in their 80s, in their adopted countries.
The journeys of 11 of the brightest names who left the Old for the New World are chronicled and visualized in the Skirball Cultural Center exhibit, "Driven Into Paradise."
As our British Airways jet approached Vienna, we were able to make out the famous skyline of the Austrian capital.
The Passover I spent with Rav Tov, a Jewish Rescue Organization in Vienna, in 2001, was my first time being separated from my family andÂ our Pesach seder.
Rabbi Michael Pressburger, a prominent Austrian rabbi, hosted us in his small Orthodox synagogue. Pressburger, a native Austrian, spoke fluent Farsi. He had been in close contact with Persian Jews, because he was responsible for teaching religion, morality and Torah to Jewish young adults.
One day during his junior year abroad in Vienna in 1978, Jon Marans told a professor of his intention to visit the concentration camp Dachau. Her response stunned him. "She said, 'Why do you want to go there for? It's just a bunch of dead Jews,'" recalled the Pulitzer-nominated playwright, whose "Jumping for Joy" opens Sept. 7 at Laguna Playhouse.
Vienna's Holocaust Memorial in the inner city's Judenplatz was unveiled in a simple but moving ceremony last Wednesday.
With a week-long celebration to mark theopening of the Arnold Schoenberg Center, Vienna heaped honors on theseminal composer of 20th-century music, while visibly agonizing overthe sins of its Nazi past.