From May 5 to 12, the Jewish Welcome Service Vienna hosted a group of second generation Jews from Vienna. Among other activities, the group of 35 people also took part in the celebrations for the “Fest der Freude” (Festival of Joy) at Heldenplatz.
The guests hailed from Israel, the US, England and Peru. During the stay, there were visits to Jewish institutions, a city tour and a visit to City Hall, as well as the ever popular stop at a traditional wine tavern. On May 8, the guests joined over 10,000 people at Vienna’s Heldenplatz to celebrate the Festival of Joy – which commemorated the end of the Nazi regime of terror 74 years ago.
The activities of the Jewish Welcome Service are financed by the City of Vienna, with the support of the Republic of Austria.