Wien Leopoldstadt: Commemoration of Jewish victims of the Holocaus

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Source: APA

On May 18, 2014, the 9th part of the “Weg der Erinnerung” (Walk of Remembrance) was celebrated in Vienna.  In a festive ceremony, relatives from the U.S., Israel, Australia, England, Switzerland and Austria remembered their family members, who died during the Holocaust. Susanne Perl, born in 1922, was able to flee in 1939 as part of a special Kindertransport (Children’s Transport). She travelled from the U.S. to, together with her children Monica Shavit and Martin Perl, commemorate her parents in law Leopold and Martha Perl and her twin uncles Aaron and Nathan Schimmel at the Stones of Remembrance.

Find more information on the Stones of Remembrance project here

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