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July 2019

Lecture: Who Says it has to Taste Good. How Food Becomes Jewish

2. July um 20:00 - 21:30
Salomon Sulzer Saal, Schweizer Str. 21
6845 Hohenems

Tue, 02. July 2019, 20:00-21:30h Lecture:  Michael Wex (Toronto),  in English As the original Jewish food and the sole food that practising Jews are still obliged to eat, matzoh has played an outsized role in defining and determining what makes a given food or dish “Jewish,” as distinct from something that Jews just like to eat. Along with matzoh, we will also look at cholent and kugel, two other iconic Yiddish foods. Where matzoh provides an ideological framework for all…

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Lecture: Fusion. Representation of Food in Israeli Art as Signifier of Myth and Identity

4. July um 20:00 - 21:30
Salomon Sulzer Saal, Schweizer Str. 21
6845 Hohenems

Thu, 04. July 2019, 20:00-21:30h Fusion. Representation of Food in Israeli Art as Signifier of Myth and Identity Lecture:  Dr. Smadar Sheffi (Tel Aviv) in english  In Israel, as in other immigrant societies, cuisines signify much more than merely different cooking traditions. They are classified as „high“ and „low,“ acknowledging the cultural refinement of the ethnic group from which they stem. Representation of food in art encapsulates issues of power and construction of identity: who is the depicter and what…

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Cinema: FLATLAND

24. July um 11:30 - 17:00
Metro Kinokulturhaus, Johannesgasse 4
1010 Wien

FLATLAND (2019, 117 Min, Orig. with Subtitles) As the wedding night ends with rape and murder in a nightmare for the naive young bride, Natalie leaves behind everything with her pregnant girlfriend Poppie and goes on the run into the unknown and the search for personal freedom. But before her lies only a country that soon shows itself to be boundlessly brutal and unyielding, as well as its men. Persecuted by the past and their aimlessness, the two women are…

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Koncert: Last Yiddish Heroes

28. July um 18:00
Book Shop Singer, Rabensteig 3
1010 Wien

August 2019

Lecture: Jew Matter

11. August um 17:30
Misrachi Haus, Judenplatz 8
1010 Wien

September 2019

Concert: “Yiddish blues”

3. September um 19:30
Hacker Haus, Hauptstraße 10
2822 Bad Erlach

Museum tour: Out and about with Victoria Blitz

8. September um 14:00 - 17:00
Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11
1010 Wien

Sunday, 08 Sep 14:00 to 16:00, Museum Dorotheergasse A journey through time and space, as well as through the three floors of the permanent exhibition in the Jewish Museum Vienna at Dorotheergasse 11! Since the famous Victoria Blitz bicycle is a very fast means of transport, our tour also shakes a leg. We visit famous Viennese women and men, letting them or Victoria tell us exciting stories. In the Atelier, we then design imaginative tickets for our time travel – more suspenseful…

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Book presentation: Marie-Theres Arnbom “Die Villen vom Traunsee”

11. September um 18:30
Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11
1010 Wien

Wednesday, 11 Sep 18:30, Museum Dorotheergassedoroth Dream location Lake Traunsee: Impressive mountains and crystal-clear water form a breathtaking backdrop for the annual summer retreat. In the 19th century, aristocrats and commoners, artists and industrialists, actresses and operetta composers, dukes and even the King of Hanover romp around the lake. Famous Ringstrasse architects plan stately villas in Gmunden, Altmünster, Traunkirchen and Ebensee as befitting summer quarters: for Mathilde Wesendonck, Richard Wagner’s muse; for the Miller-Aichholz family, whose frequent guest is Johannes…

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Communication Cabaret with Jenny Simanowitz: Who’s Afraid of the Jewish Mother?

11. September um 20:00
Cafe Korb Art Lounge, Brandstätte 9 /Tuchlauben
1010 Wien

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 (English) 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…

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Discussion evening: “Schattenexistenz. Jüdische U-Boote in Wien. 1938–1945”

17. September um 18:30
Museum Dorotheergasse, Dorotheergasse 11
1010 Wien

Tuesday, 17 Sep 18:30, Museum Dorotheergasse Going into hiding – what does that actually mean? And what did it mean for those Jewish women and men whose lives were threatened during the Nazi era and decided to go underground? How many were they? Who helped them? How many survived the National Socialist terror? What impact did the years of hiding have on the psyche of those affected, and how were the survivors dealt with after the end of the war?…

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