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Vienna in Innenstadt, Wien, Austria
 

Mahnmal für die österreichischen jüdischen Opfer der Schoah / Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial

 
 
Holocaust Memorial Marker - Hebrew text image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
1. Holocaust Memorial Marker - Hebrew text
Inscription.
Zum Gedenken an die mehr als 65 000 österreichischen
Juden, die in der Zeit von 1938 bis 1945 von den
Nationalsozialisten ermordet wurden.

זכר למעלה מ-65.000 יהודים אוסטריים
שנרצחו בשנים 1945-1938
ע"י הפושעים הנציונלסוציאליסטיים ימ"ש.

In commemoration of more than 65,000 Austrian Jews
who were killed by the Nazis between
1938 and 1945.

[On three sides of the memorial, the names of the following concentration camps are inscribed:]

Auschwitz, Bełżec, Bergen-Belsen, Brčko, Buchenwald, Chełmno, Dachau, Flossenbürg, Groß-Rosen, Gurs, Hartheim, Izbica, Jasenovac, Jungfernhof, Kaiserwald, Kielce, Kowno, Łagów, Litzmannstadt, Lublin, Majdanek, Maly Trostinec, Mauthausen, Minsk, Mittelbau/Dora, Modliborzyce, Natzweiler, Neuengamme, Nisko, Opatów, Opole, Ravensbrück, Rejowiec, Riga, Šabac, Sachsenhausen, Salaspils, San Sabba, Sobibor, Stutthof, Theresienstadt, Trawniki, Treblinka, Włodawa, Zamość.
 
Erected

Holocaust Memorial Marker - German text image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
2. Holocaust Memorial Marker - German text
2000 by City of Vienna.
 
Location. 48° 12.701′ N, 16° 22.17′ E. Marker is in Vienna, Wien, in Innenstadt. Marker is on Judenplatz. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vienna, Wien 1010, Austria.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mozart Lived Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Türkenkugel / The Turkish Ball (within shouting distance of this marker); Der Wiener Feuerwehr / The Vienna Fire Department (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Emile Jacques-Dalcroze (about 150 meters away); Henry Dunant and the Red Cross (about 180 meters away); Pope Innocent XII (Antonio Pignatelli) (about 180 meters away); a different marker also named Mozart Lived Here (about 210 meters away); Hans Christian Andersen (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
 
Also see . . .
1. Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial (Wikipedia). The Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial,... also known as the Nameless Library stands in Judenplatz in the first district of Vienna. It is the central memorial for the Austrian victims of the Holocaust and was designed by the British artist Rachel Whiteread....The memorial is a steel and concrete construction with a base measuring 10 x 7 meters and a height of 3.8 meters. The outside surfaces of the volume are cast library shelves turned inside out. The spines of the books are facing inwards and are
Holocaust Memorial Marker - English text image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
3. Holocaust Memorial Marker - English text
not visible, therefore the titles of the volumes are unknown and the content of the books remains unrevealed. The shelves of the memorial appear to hold endless copies of the same edition, which stand for the vast number of the victims, as well as the concept of Jews as "People of the Book." The double doors are cast with the panels inside out, and have no doorknobs or handles. They suggest the possibility of coming and going, but do not open....The memorial represents, in the style of Whiteread's "empty spaces", a library whose books are shown on the outside but are unreadable. The memorial can be understood as an appreciation of Judaism as a religion of the "book"; however, it also speaks of a cultural space of memory and loss created by the genocide of the European Jews. (Submitted on January 27, 2018.) 

2. Holocaust memorial outrages Viennese (The Telegraph, 10/22/2000). "AUSTRIA'S first Holocaust memorial - a giant concrete slab by the British artist Rachel Whiteread - is unveiled this week to a fresh round of controversy....The monument, which has been built in the centre of one of Vienna's traditional cobbled squares, has angered not just locals who say it ruins one of the most attractive areas of the city, but also many of Austria's Jews...." (Submitted on January 27, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. Holocaust
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionWar, World II
 
Example of concentration camp names surrounding the memorial image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
4. Example of concentration camp names surrounding the memorial
Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial Marker - Looking West image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
5. Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial Marker - Looking West
The inscriptions, although not really visible here, are directly in front of the doors of the memorial.
Mahnmal für die österreichischen jüdischen Opfer der Schoah / Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 15, 2017
6. Mahnmal für die österreichischen jüdischen Opfer der Schoah / Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial
"Judenplatz and the memorial are unique in Europe. The square unites the excavations of the medieval synagogue underground, that was burned down in the "Viennese Geserah" of 1420, with the modern memorial above ground. On the ground floor of the neighbouring Misrachi house, the Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes in co-operation with the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien established an information area. Names and data of the 65,000 murdered Austrian Jews, and the circumstances that led to their persecution and murder, are publicly presented. The museum at the Judenplatz, which is in the Misrachi house, has a permanent exhibition about the history of Judenplatz, and the foundations of the destroyed Or-Sarua synagogue directly under the memorial can be visited." - Wikipedia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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