Re: Visit to Vienna #austria-czech


David & Diana Laufer <dlaufer@...>
 

I would endorse all the advice given by Celia to Bob Rubin
particularly to make an appointment with Frau Weiss at the IKG.

Last year I had a 3 day stopover in Vienna on my way to the IAJGS
conference in Jerusalem and visited
- the IKG
- the Stadt- u. Landes- Archiv at the Gasometer
- the Zentralfriedhof (the main cemetery) at gates 1 and 4
- the Judische Museum in the Dorotheagasse and the museum in the
Judenplatz ( but did not do any research there).

Based on this limited experience I would add to Celia's comments:

i) send a set of your research objectives to the IKG and the Archiv
when making your appointments.
(an appointment for your first visit to the Archiv would also be advisable)
ii) the Archiv is closed for the month of July.
iii) research at the Archiv is only until 2:00pm (1400)
iv) the cemetery is HUGE. If you know anybody in Vienna get them to
guide/drive you inside the cemetery.
v) if you have some time wander around Leopoldstadt (the 2nd district)
where many Jews lived, and to which the Nazis herded Jews
from other districts of Vienna.
regards

David Laufer
Sydney, Australia

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