On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Jewish Welcome Service is launching a plethora of extraordinary initiatives. Amongst other things, it is offering trips to Vienna this year and the coming year for young descendants of Shoah survivors.
December 2020 marked the 40-year anniversary of the Jewish Welcome Service – reason enough for countless special initiatives, i.e., the presentation of the organization’s history in a brochure (to be published in November) as well as a documentary on TV, coproduced by W24 and ORF III. The “Vienna Trips” program is another one of these special initiatives. The JWS is inviting descendants of Holocaust survivors, aged between 18 and 35, to Vienna – both to get to know the home of their ancestors and search for traces of them.
Starting this October, packages for two people worth 3,600 euros each will be awarded on an ongoing basis, covering both the flight and a seven-day stay. In addition, support will be provided for family-history research as well as a wealth of tips for organizing the stay in Vienna, which each person should document in some form of “Vienna diary”. For example, by taking notes, but especially with photos and videos for social media channels, like Instagram and Facebook.
Registration for the first Vienna Trips is open until the end of August.