Top Photo: Jewish quarter with synangogue in Hohenems, Vorarlberg.
By böhringer friedrich - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5
Jewish Cultural Events & Exhibitions in Austria, 2016-2017
The exhibition relates the history of the Jewish furrier Glück family, from its arrival in Vienna from the north-eastern crown lands around 1900 to its escape after the annexation of Austria in 1938 to France and the USA.
Female artists in Vienna had a very difficult time of it before 1938. It is therefore all the more surprising how many women managed to succeed in this métier. A large number of them came from assimilated Jewish families. Painters like Tina Blau, Broncia Koller, Marie Louise von Motesiczky, or ceramic artists Vally Wieselthier and Susi Singer have established a place for themselves in the history of art. An exhibition with lots of new discoveries.
The way to extermination began in the middle of the city. The exhibition "last places before deportation - Kleine Sperlgasse, Castellezgasse, Malzgasse" reconstructs and conveys these almost forgotten last places before Deportation.
This exhibition at Museum Judenplatz offers an insight into the portrait photography of Michael Horowitz, photographer, journalist, and author, born in Vienna in 1950. He has written biographies of Heimito von Doderer, Egon Erwin Kisch, Karl Kraus, Helmut Qualtinger, and H.C. Artmann, inspired by his father, a well-known theater photographer.
From June 1956 to November 1960, Elvis Presley had a secretary by the name of Trude Forsher. She was from Vienna and had narrowly escaped persecution by the Nazi regime in 1939. Jean and Julian Aberbach were distant relatives, also from Vienna, who had established themselves in the USA as music producers specializing in country & western music.
The rise of department stores in Vienna was part of a pan-European development in the nineteenth century. It is not widely known that many of the founders came from Jewish families and that there was once a garment district in the inner city.