This famous square is located in central Vienna and has been a significant center for Jewish life and culture since the Middle Ages. This is the approximate location where the first Jewish settlers called home beginning around 1150, and from where the descendants of those settlers were taken during the Holocaust in the 1940s. It is now home to an important Holocaust memorial of a “nameless library”, a branch of the Vienna Jewish Museum, and is located on top of ruins of an old synagogue. The museum focuses more on Jewish history predating the Holocaust, so there is much to see here from all points in Jewish history over the past thousand years.
Surrounded by the artists' studios and workshops on the first floor of the Academy of Fine Arts is... Read more