Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, Vienna

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Learn more about the vibrant Jewish community that once inhabited this area at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, a branch of the Jewish Museum Vienna. Built near the site of a synagogue that was destroyed in 1420, the museum details the rich history of the Jewish population before their forced expulsion. Go on an animated virtual tour of Jewish life during the 14th century, documenting everything from daily routines to the different festivals and rituals of the time. View manuscripts, coins, and remains of the tabernacle, and the ruins of the synagogue. Outside take time to view the Holocaust memorial. Plan your visit to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Vienna vacation builder app.
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  • Judenplatz or Jewish Square is a town square in Vienna's Innere Stadt that was the center of Jewish life. It is located in the immediate proximity of Am Hof square. The memorial is to Austrian... 
    Judenplatz or Jewish Square is a town square in Vienna's Innere Stadt that was the center of Jewish life. It is located in the immediate proximity of Am Hof square. The memorial is to Austrian...  more »
  • After visiting the Jewish Museum we strolled through the mostly residential neighborhood to Judenplatz and the Holocaust Memorial. Another testament to the darkest side of humanity. Come to see... 
    After visiting the Jewish Museum we strolled through the mostly residential neighborhood to Judenplatz and the Holocaust Memorial. Another testament to the darkest side of humanity. Come to see...  more »
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  • Important holocaust memorial in Judenplatz. Nearby there's a Jewish museum worth a visit.
  • MEMORIAL TO THE AUSTRIAN JEWISH VICTIMS OF THE SHOAH This memorial commemorates the 65,000 Viennese Jews who were murdered during the Nazi regime. It was created on the initiative of Simon Wiesenthal (1908-2005). The reinforced concrete cube by the British artist Rachel Whiteread (b. 1963) represents an introverted, non-accessible library. Countless editions of the apparently same book stand for the large number of victims and their life stories. The Judenplatz is a place of Jewish memory and present. It was the center of Vienna's first Jewish community in the Middle Ages and was home to one of the largest synagogues in Europe. Important rabbinical leaders taught here. 1421, the entire Jewish community was expelled or murdered. The foundations of the destroyed synagogue are located below the memorial. They were discovered in 1995 and can be visited in Museum Judenplatz. There you can also get insights into the history of the medieval Jewish community and the emergence of the memorial.

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