Research Project “Herklotzgasse 21 and the Jewish Spaces in a Quarter of Vienna”, in cooperation with the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute of Holocaust Studies and the Jewish Community Vienna
12-14 November, 2008
Along with synagogues and prayer houses, associations and societies (Vereine) were the main centres of Central European Jewish Communities. The associations and societies manifested the entire range of Jewish community life and identity: religious und cultural education, a comprehensive welfare system, the Zionist movement, as well as organisations that duplicated non-Jewish parallels in order to escape difficulties of access or to help establish a separate bourgeoisie, which was based on similar values as the general one. In the associations and societies, a “Jewish subculture” (David Sorkin) can be discerned most clearly. Within the newly gained political equality (1867 in Austria), it substituted former social marginalisation and separation.
The conference will take place in the former Jewish community building in Vienna, Herklotzgasse 21. Three presently active Jewish associations will be visited and will represent their current work in a historical perspective. The participants of the conference will be guides through the exhibition “The Triangle of my Childhood. A Jewish Suburban community in Vienna”.
Speakers: Evelyn Adunka, Gabriele Anderl, Brigitte Dalinger, Tamara Ehs, Angelika Hausenbichl, Dieter Hecht, Gerald Lamprecht, Elisabeth Malleier, Georg Traska, Verena Pawlowsky
Registration requested until 07-11-2008: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: www.herklotzgasse21.at; Tel.: 0043-1-2367612
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