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February 2019

Shabbat Room, selfmade

24. February um 14:00 - 17:00
Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11
1010 Wien

We will let ourselves get inspired this afternoon by the Israeli artist Maya Zack, who has set up a Shabbat room for the museum. We will tell you what you can and should not do on Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest that is celebrated once a week, by means of a funny guided tour through the whole museum. Then you will design your own “resting room”— to feel good and chill out! The program is suitable for children ages…

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Film presentation: “Redemption Blues”

25. February um 18:30
Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11
1010 Wien

“Redemption Blues,” a film by Peter Stastny, is a film about the difficult legacy of the Holocaust and the insights of some of the last contemporary witnesses. He begins where usual Shoah representations end, drawing a path forward in search of moments of redemption from the perspective of the second generation. The film is a very personal examination of history, through which a future with the legacy of the Shoah becomes conceivable. The presentations of the contemporary witnesses in dialogue…

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Book presentation: Freya Martin „Traditionsbetriebe“

27. February um 18:30
Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11
1010 Wien

Freya Martin places a loving monument to traditional Viennese crafts, trade and commerce with 160 colorful and mostly unpublished pictures. The profound aficionada of the city’s history leads us on this nostalgic journey through time in Vienna into the heyday of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. The reader takes a look in elegant shops, meets purveyors to the Imperial and Royal Court and popular entrepreneurs. Freya Martin, born in 1975 in Klagenfurt, studied German and Theater Studies at the University of Vienna,…

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March 2019

Vortrag: Dr. Michal Frankl (Prag): „What is a No Man´s Land? Refugees in East-Central Europe in 1938“

13. March um 17:00
Universität Salzburg, Residenzplatz 1 Salzburg

“VWI goes to the Center for Jewish Cultural History at the University of Salzburg” Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 5.00 pm Rudolfskai 42, Hörsaal 387 5020 Salzburg Michal FRANKL WHAT IS IN A NO MAN’S LAND? REFUGEES IN EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE IN 1938 Throughout 1938, a new type of territory rapidly formed along the borders of East-Central European states: a no man’s land. Smaller or larger groups of people were forced to camp alongside roads, on fields, in dilapidated buildings, between border…

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Cabaret: “Who’s Afraid of the Jewish Mother?” with Jenny Simanowitz und Margaret Carter (Songs)

31. March um 19:00
Kleines Theater Salzburg, Schallmooser Hauptstraße 50
5020 Salzburg

Jenny Simanowitz’ “Communication Cabaret”, delightfully witty as it is, is also a homage to the Jewish mother, and to people who have to fight for their dignity and their identity in a strange and often hostile world. “The Jewish mother” is a colourful character developed mainly by her sons, who were writing  for Broadway and Hollywood in the early twentieth century. As such she can almost be viewed as a projection of a predominantly patriarchal society. There are hundreds of…

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