The Jewish Welcome Service Vienna hosted a group of first and second generation Jews from Vienna from 18 to 25 September. The group consisted of fifty people, including many children and grandchildren.
The guests came from the USA, Israel, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and France. During the stay, there were visits to Jewish institutions, a city tour and a visit to City Hall on the program, as well as an ever popular visit to a traditional wine tavern. The activities of the Jewish Welcome Service are financed by the City of Vienna with the support of the Republic of Austria.
“It’s important to show Holocaust survivors and their descendants today’s modern, cosmopolitan world and thus also the development that the city has undergone in recent decades. The Jews’ visits are often the beginning of an emotional connection, a relationship with the original home town,” says Vienna’s City Councilor for Culture Andreas Mailath-Pokorny at the reception held for the group at City Hall. (Source: APA / OTS)