cemetery visit near Vienna (Modling bei Wien) #austria-czech


Michael Gruenberg <michael.gruenberg@...>
 

I have visited Vienna a number of times to find out information about my
parents and family who lived there before and during the War. I was able to
make contact with Frau H. Weiss, who was very helpful. Her e-mail is :
h.weiss@... Through her efforts I was able to find the cemetery
(Zentralfriedhiof) where my grandfather is buried. Hope this helps.

Michael Gruenberg
Plainview, New York

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Subject: Assistance with a cemetery visit near Vienna (Modling bei Wien)
From: "Alan Kolnik" <alan.kolnik@...>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 08:22:54 -0500

My brother-in-law will be visiting the cemetery at Modling bei Wien, once a
small town near Vienna, but now, we suspect, simply a suburb of Vienna.
Thanks to Celia Male's assistance, we have located the graves of his and my
wife's great-grandparents via the cemetery records, and he wishes to visit
the graves. I would appreciate it if anyone knows whether the cemetery is
locked, and if so, how does one obtain permission to enter? Is there a
contact organization or person in Vienna, as in several German cities, for
former residents, for example, to assist them during their visit, who could
help with this?

Thanks

Alan Kolnik
Bethesda, MD


Peter Gieler <petergieler@...>
 

Hallo

The cemetry in Moedling is owned by the town and is open every day. The
Jewish Cemetry in Moedling is part of the municipal cemetry and is
therefore not locked. You enter the main entrance turn right and some 10
metres immediately next to the adminstration builing is the Jewish Cemetry.
On each of my visits the gate was always closed but never locked. I have
visited the cemetry several times and have photos of many graves. What is
the name you are looking for ?

Moedling is a town in its own right and certainlt not a suburb or Vienna.
The best way to reach Moedling is to take the train >from Wien Mitte. The
cemetry is quite a way out of town and there is a bus but a taxi may be
better.

The Jewish community of Vienna look after this section of the cemetry - it
has been somewhat restored but is quite untidy. I do like it and visit it
every time I go the Moedling - my parents home town

Peter Gieler
UK