Entries by agnieszka

Yom haAtzmaut – Israel celebrates Independence Day for the 73rd time.

On 5 Ilyar 5708 (May 14, 1948), Israel declared its independence. Since 1949, Yom haAtzmaut, Independence Day, has been celebrated on the 5th of Ilyar. Israel’s Independence Day, which this year began Wednesday evening, immediately follows Memorial Day for the Fallen of Israel’s wars. The celebrations traditionally start the night before with a central commemoration […]

Yom Hazikaron Memorial Day

On the evening of April 13, 2021, the eve of Yom Hazikaron, which this year falls on April 14, the residents of Israel will once again bow their heads in mourning to honor their 23,928 fallen soldiers and civilian victims of war and terrorism. At 8:00 p.m., a minute-long siren will sound throughout the country. […]

Conspiracy myths and Anti-Semitism are closely related

As in 2018, National Council President Wolfgang Sobotka had IFES and DEMOX conduct a study on anti-Semitism in 2020. For this purpose, 2,000 people across Austria were surveyed by telephone or online. According to the results, anti-Semitism decreased compared to 2018 – however, as Sobotka, but also Eva Zeglovits (IFES) and Thomas Stern (Braintrust) emphasized […]

The “Jewish Central Archive” of Burgenland was transferred to the archive of the Jewish Community (IKG)

On February 24, 2021, the “Jewish Central Archive” of Burgenland was transferred from the Provincial Archives in Eisenstadt to the Archives of the Jewish Community (IKG) in Vienna. In total, there are 459 archive cartons with documents of the former seven Jewish religious communities of Burgenland, the Sheva Kehilot, whose legal successor is the IKG […]

Austrian-Jewish Cultural Heritage Act passed in the National Council

“Today’s resolution combines history and the future; it is both historic and forward-looking. Judaism has been a natural part of Austria for centuries. Nevertheless, Jews have been subjected to persecution time and again. After the caesura of the Shoah, it took decades for Jewish community life to become visible again. The Austrian-Jewish Cultural Heritage Act […]

About memory and historical responsibility

Corona-conditioned in smaller frame than in the previous years this year’s International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust was celebrated by the Austrian Parliament on Wednesday. In the Palais Epstein, the President of the National Council Wolfgang Sobotka, the writer Jennifer Teege, the President of the Jewish Community Graz and member of […]