This year’s edition of the magazine “The Jewish Echo” (vol. 71) was published at the end of March. Over 130 pages, the new editor-in-chief Christian Schüller presents a range of perspectives on the topic of flight and expulsion in collaboration with 16 authors.
With their articles, the authors from the fields of science, politics, culture, and journalism span a broad spectrum. This ranges from the personal experiences of refugees to the fates of children forced to flee, the challenges faced in their new homeland, the difficulties of coming to terms with the past, and the asylum system in the EU.
The texts are complemented with images by artist Soshana Afroyim, who deals intensively with the topic of flight and expulsion. The cover is provided by Chilean illustrator Cristóbal Schmal. The magazine’s new editor-in-chief, Christian Schüller, worked as a TV and radio journalist at ORF for 45 years, reporting as a foreign correspondent from places including the US, Latin America, Russia, and Turkey.
The Jewish Echo was established by the Jewish Student Union in Vienna in 1951. Co-founder Leon Zelman, who was also editor-in-chief until his death in 2007, succeeded in transforming a small newsletter for students into one of the most important Jewish periodicals in Europe. The goal of the magazine is to convey the variety of Jewish cultural and intellectual life, and to contribute to a better understanding between Jews and non-Jews.
Source: Falter Verlag