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.
The Monument Against War and Fascism is a work of the Austrian sculptor Alfred Hrdlicka. The... Read more