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Our City! Jewish Vienna – Then to Now

Sunday, November 1st - Saturday, December 31st | Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

“Our City!” starts with the years from 1945 to the present on the ground floor. It describes the development, in spite of the unhelpfulness of Austrian post-war politicians, of an almost completely destroyed Jewish community to its present-day modest but highly dynamic presence. It is a story of immigration: first from Eastern and Central Europe, […] | more

Focus! Click! Maria Austria – Photographer in Exile

Wednesday, June 21st - Sunday, January 14th | Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

The photographer Maria Austria, actually Marie Östreicher, was born in Karlovy Vary in 1915 and came to Vienna in the mid-1930s to study at the Higher Federal Institution for Graphic Education and Research. After working briefly as a press photographer, she emigrated to Amsterdam in 1937, where she founded the Studio Model en Foto Austria […] | more

Super Jews. Jewish Identity in the Football Stadium

Wednesday, July 12th - Sunday, January 14th | Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

Starting in England, football developed into a sport for the masses in Europe in the early twentieth century and enthralls hundreds of millions of people worldwide today. Historical victories and defeats remain part of national identities and shape a club’s self-perception. The Zionist-oriented SC Hakoah inscribed a “Jewish football” success story in the history of […] | more

Hans Kelsen and the Elegance of the Austrian Constitution

Monday, October 2nd - Sunday, June 30th | Juridicum, Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Wien

In 2020 the Austrian constitution celebrated its 100th anniversary. Praised by the Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen for its ‘elegance and beauty,’ its contents are not well enough known, and the devotion to the constitution that in countries such as the USA is rare in Austria. The important role played by the legal expert […] | more


Tuesday, November 7th - Sunday, May 26th | Judenplatz,

At a time when war is being waged again in Israel and Europe, a new exhibition at the Jewish Museum Vienna will focus on peace. Starting with various concepts and definitions of peace, the exhibition will trace the relationship between peace and Judaism, politics, war, feminism, and justice. It will focus on Jewish perspectives and […] | more

Who Cares? Jewish Responses to Suffering

Wednesday, January 31st - Sunday, September 1st | Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

Violence, illness, poverty, depression: suffering affects everyone and makes them dependent on others. Who cares for whom and who is excluded from receiving aid? The principles of tikkun olam (heal the world) and zedakah (charity) form the foundation of the exhibition. It explores the medical, psychological, and social welfare programs established in Vienna, with particular […] | more

Viennese Nostalgia – Connected Memories of Emil Singer

Wednesday, February 14th - Sunday, September 1st | Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

In 2019 James “Sandy” Rikoon gifted part of his collection of prints done by the Jewish Austrian artist Emil Singer (1881–1942) to the Jewish Museum Vienna with the intent of restoring a lost piece of Viennese Jewish history. Researching this collection has revealed a unique network of historians, hobby researchers, and collectors all working in […] | more