From May 16 to 22, at the invitation of the Jewish Welcome Service in cooperation with the foreign service, a group from the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto visited Vienna to learn about the debate over the Holocaust and about modern Jewish life in the city.
The extensive visit program included not only a visit to Parliament and a discussion with diplomats at the Foreign Ministry but also a trip to the former concentration camp at Mauthausen and Schloss Hartheim (Upper Austria), where the Nazis murdered approximately 30,000 people between 1940 and 1944.
Wolfgang Haas, head of Corporate Communications of the Vienna Insurance Group, the largest insurance firm in Central and Eastern Europe, received the guests at Vienna’s Ringturm. At the Wien Museum, the group was welcomed by director Matti Bunzl, who led them through the collections in person. And at the Albertina, the visitors obtained extensive information on the topic “Restitution of artworks”. The Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre provides information about the Holocaust and reaches around 20,000 students every year with its programs.