Dear Readers,

July 23, 2003

The past few weeks have been filled with dynamic developments and informative cultural events, highlighted in this issue. We hope you will find the reportage compelling.

Three articles concentrate on a symposium on Austria and National Socialism held at the University of Vienna in June, including an interview with the Nobel Prize winner for Medicine, Eric Kandel.

Those who are interested in the complex issues concerning the financial problems of the Israelite Religious Community in Vienna will find a collection of five articles published in Austria during the last six weeks at the end of the newsletter.

With our best wishes for a relaxing and a most enjoyable summer!

Yours sincerely,

Christoph Meran
Austrian Press and Information Service