The Austrian Jewish Museum cordially invites you to the opening of
Destiny 1938 - Nazi regime in Burgenland
When: Thursday, April 26, 18:00
Where: Landesmuseum Burgenland
The exhibition takes place at two locations, in Austrian Jewish Museum in Eisenstadt and in Landesmuseum Burgenland Eisenstadt instead.
Exhibition period: April 27 to 04 November 2018
download invitation (Einladung1938.pdf, 1.06 MB)
16:00 to 18:00: Pre-Opening: Free visit both venues
Welcome Dr. Wolfgang Kuzmits, Managing Director | KBB - cultural establishments Burgenland GmbH
Surrounding the Special Mag. Dieter Szorger, Curator
Claudia Prutscher, Vice President | Jewish Community Vienna
Mag. Hans Peter Doskozil, Kulturlandesrat
Speech Dr. Heinz Fischer, Chairman of the Advisory Board 100 years Republic
Address & Opening Hans Niessl, Governor
Moderation Walter Reiss
Film clip "They were difficult times"
Walter Reiss | Burgenland talks with contemporary witnesses
We are very pleased to be able to show you the original documents of the Jewish Central Archives has never publicly shown in our house. In addition, you allow a digital reconstruction of a virtual tour of Burgenland destroyed synagogues. Insights into Jewish life worlds until the expulsion in early 1938 offer on the one hand works Burgenland artists, on the other hand, interviews and biographies of Burgenland Jews that can be accessed regionally customized to PC video stations.
As Nazi Governor Dr. Tobias Portschy called on April 2, 1938 in Burgenland next to the> agricultural reform 'and' to solve the 'Gypsy question the "Jewish question" with Nazi consequence, this meant the end of a three hundred year continuous Jewish history of this most recent state of Austria.
The Burgenland Jews were 1938, the first Jews in Austria which were affected by the expulsion orders of the Nazis. A few days after the "Anschluss" in March 1938 the systematic expulsion of Jews began from their communities. On November 1, 1938, the press reported that
... no longer exist all religious communities of Burgenland.
Oskar Schiller, Born August 11, 1918, is one of the few Jews who to Burgenland, notably to Eisenstadt, returned after 1945; he lived until his death on 17 February 2005 with his family there.
He is the eldest son of Adalbert and Irma Schiller that were like his sister Wilma and his brother Fritz murdered in the Shoah.
Mr. Schiller came every year in the days around Yom Kippur in the synagogue to ignite this year the light of his family.
This year the light of the Schiller family - translation:
| memorial light||Memorial candle|
| for my parents,||The souls of my parents|
| H (err) Benjamin, son of||Binyamin Ben|
| Natan Halevi||Nathan Levy|
| and his wife, their sons||And his wife, and their son|
| and her daughters,||And daughter|
| who perished in the Shoah.||Holocaust victims|