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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

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

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 tikun 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 and collectors all working in tandem to […] | more

Theft

Thursday, June 6th - Sunday, October 27th | Museum Judenplatz, Judenplatz 8, A-1010 Vienna

Double Exhibition Jewish Museum Vienna and Wien Museum The systematic disenfranchisement, persecution, and, ultimately, murder of Vienna’s Jewish population, as well as those considered as “Jews” according to the Nuremberg Laws, took place under National Socialist rule and was accompanied by unprecedented theft: Thousands of Viennese apartments and houses were plundered by various organizations, but […] | more

The Last Days of Democracy

Wednesday, June 19th - Sunday, September 29th | Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

A war broke out in 1914 that was to become a world war. Karl Kraus described this inhuman time in a play consisting of 220 scenes, which he called The Last Days of Mankind. Ten years ago, on the 100th anniversary of World War I, the artist Deborah Sengl took forty scenes from the play […] | more

The Third Generation. The Holocaust in Family Memory

Wednesday, September 18th - Sunday, March 16th | Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11, A-1010 Wien

More than eighty years after the Shoah, we are now witnessing the death of the last contemporary witnesses. Their story, but also their trauma, was passed down to the generations of children and grandchildren. While the second generation grew up with the psychological and physical injuries of their parents, the third generation looks at the […] | more