Jewish Cemetery as a Field of Learning

Austrian Press Agency (05/21/2010)

An event within the series, “Speaking about the Holocaust,” in the Jewish Museum

Vienna – An initiative called, “Tour with Garden Clippers,” has been carried out at Vienna’s main cemetery for some years with school children and other interested people.

Following an introduction to the history of the old Jewish section of the main cemetery and an overview of the grave stone of important personalities, the visitors remove ivy from covered graves in order to make its history again readable.

Dr. Robert Streibel, director of the high school in Hietzing, introduced the concept in a series entitled, “Speaking about the Holocaust,” in the Jewish Museum in Vienna. Its purpose is to allow young people to learn and discuss issues regarding the Holocaust.