Stephansdom in Vienna, Austria
1981 Vienna Synagogue Attack
(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. A significant historical date for this entry is August 29, 1981.
Location. 48° 12.692′ N, 16° 22.447′ E. Marker is in Stephansdom, Wien (Vienna). 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, Stephansdom, 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 ProductionsAlter 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 Stephansdom.
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. 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 February 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.