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Vienna in Innenstadt, Wien, Austria
 

1981 Vienna Synagogue Attack

 
 
1981 Vienna Synagogue Attack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
1. 1981 Vienna Synagogue Attack Marker
Inscription.  
(German:) Am 29.August 1981 (29. Av 5741) starben an dieser Stelle die IKG-Mitglieder Nathan Fried s.A. und Sarah Kohut s.A. durch Kugeln palästinensischer Terroristen.

Ehre Ihrem Angedenken

Bundesverband der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinden Osterreichs

(Hebrew not transcribed)

(English translation:) At this site, on August 29, 1981, Nathan Fried and Sarah Kohut, both members of the Jewish community, died here by bullets fired by Palestinian Terrorists.

In honor of their memory

 
Erected by Bundesverband der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinden Osterreichs.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
Location. 48° 12.692′ N, 16° 22.447′ E. Marker is in Vienna, Wien, in Innenstadt. Marker is on Desider Friedmann-Platz just east of Judengasse, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: D Friedmann Platz 1, Vienna, Wien 1010, Austria. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adalbert Stifter and the Solar Eclipse (within shouting distance of this marker); Belvedere Film Productions

1981 Vienna Synagogue Attack Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
2. 1981 Vienna Synagogue Attack Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here above the doorway at the corner of the building.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Alter Berghof II / Old Berghof II (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Die Ankeruhr / The Anchor Clock (about 90 meters away); Alter Berghof I / Old Berghof I (about 120 meters away); The Security Committee of 1848 (about 210 meters away); Moritz von Schwind (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Mozart Lived Here (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
Also see . . .  1981 Vienna synagogue attack (Wikipedia). "The 1981 Vienna synagogue attack was a terror attack on the Stadttempel of Vienna, Austria carried out by the Abu Nidal Organization....The machine-gun and grenade attack killed two people and wounded 30 attending a Bar mitzvah service at the Stadttempel in Vienna on August 29, 1981.[3] Two Palestinian gunmen, Marwan Hasan, 25 years old, of Jordan, and Hesham Mohammed Rajeh, 21, born in Iraq, were convicted of terrorism charges and attempted murder. Rajeh was also indicted for the 1st of May slaying of Heinz Nittel, head of the Austrian-Israel Society." (Submitted on November 6, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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