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“Hanukkah” and “Berger”

Dec 21, 2020 | JMW News

This form of Hanukkah menorah is called the bench-style type. The technical terms from the silversmith’s workshop describe the menorah as wrought, engraved, chased and textured | more

Museum currently closed

Dec 3, 2020 | JMW News

Due to the current restrictions in regards to the containment of Covid-19 both museum locations, Museum Dorotheergasse and Museum Judenplatz, have to remain closed until further notice... more | more

Friedrich Torberg and his “Aunt Jolesch”

Dec 1, 2020 | JMW News

Did you know that......Friedrich Torberg’s actual name was Friedrich Kantor? …his mother’s maiden name was Berg and that his pseudonym arose around 1930? …Friedrich Kantor played water polo and was a member of the Hakoah? | more

Can you play mahjong?

Nov 18, 2020 | JMW News

Since November 2013, the mahjong game that Oskar Rosenzweig brought with him from his exile in Shanghai when he arrived at the Meidling Train Station in February 1947 and was greeted by the Mayor of Vienna Theodor Körner has been in the permanent exhibition of the Jewish Museum Vienna | more