Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial

Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial

Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial
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Neighborhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Herrengasse • 5 min walk
  • Stephansplatz • 6 min walk
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Foodange
Manchester, UK3,910 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This memorial by Rachel Whiteread stands in the centre of Judenplatz.
It is a grey, solemn, brutal, windowless library with books turned the wrong way round. It’s not supposed to be beautiful and really does contrast with the usual buildings in Vienna.
Written February 13, 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
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Oct 2019
The Judenplatz Holocaust Memoria a memorial dedicated especially to the Jewish victims of fascism in Austria. The monument takes the form of a tomb and symbolic resting place of the Jews. The memorial is a steel and concrete rectangular building with an outside surfaces carved with countless books stacked together to give the appearance of library shelves turned inside out as the spines of the books face the inside. The books are an allegory to the countless number of victims and a reference to the Jews as "People of the Book." Around the tomb and on the concrete ground are etched the names of the concentration camps, lest we forget.

A very respectful monument and plus one for the memory.
Written October 28, 2019
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Lee S
Australia3,941 contributions
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Oct 2022 • Couples
The Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial is in the heart of the Jewish center in Vienna.
Built over the ruins of a synogogue to remember the Austrian victims in the dark days of world War 2.
Written October 29, 2022
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scottpartee
Vienna, Austria153 contributions
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One of the few "classic" squares in Vienna, this place has a long, tortured and ultimately depressing history. As one of the longest-standing and most-important Jewish centers in the German Speaking World, this place has seen a lot of glorious culture and hellacious events. The fact that it is home to Vienna's holocaust memorial should tell you something.

That being said, the square is beautiful to the point of being stunning. And it's not without a chill in the spine that one can read the old plaque erected by a former Emperor rejoicing at the burning and forced conversion of the "hebrew dogs".
Written January 9, 2012
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bmkutok
Tucson, AZ99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
After visiting the Jewish Museum we strolled through the mostly residential neighborhood to Judenplatz and the Holocaust Memorial. Another testament to the darkest side of humanity. Come to see what con't be seen.
Written January 14, 2020
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Susan M
New York City, NY180 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013
It is so disappointing that the Austrians abolished the Jewish section unlike in Budapest where it is thriving. The monument outside is minimal. It reminds me if the Parisian memorial Also minimalist. The Austrians like the Parisians take little responsibility for their role in killing Jews. We went to both museums. The one behind the monument was frustrating. We got lost and had a hard time getting out and returned the next day to see the ancient exhibit which was ok. We enjoyed the exhibit if Jewish humor in the museum by the square more. It was more fitting. I just couldn't get over the eradication of the judenplatz itself.
Written October 14, 2013
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David D
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
It was good to see this Memorial to remember the world not let to repeat crime like the Holocaust with jews or any other
Written December 8, 2019
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אבנר ק
Beersheba, Israel94 contributions
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Oct 2019
This memorial is very important as a remembrance of the Jewish and Austrian history.
It is located in the center of the city, so it can't be missed.
It is a reminder of dark time in the European history.
Written November 11, 2019
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Gabi
Ashdod, Israel675 contributions
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Sep 2019
Holocaust Memorial is the central memorial for more than 65,000 Austrian Jews, murdered between the years 1938-1945, by natzionalsocialist criminals.

It’s a massive concrete construction, whose walls are designed as library shelves, turned inside out, and on them, countless books, or copies of the same book, also facing inwards, in a way that their title is hidden and their content unrevealed.

The memorial is chilling, hurting reminder and a warning sign, from anti-Semitism and human evil.
Its location, in a crowded square, including restaurants, even empowers its meaning that human evil, can develop everywhere, even right beside us, and our commitment to prevent that from happening, and never let evil raise head again.
Written October 12, 2019
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David S
Burke, VA399 contributions
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Jul 2019 • Couples
At first glance my wife did not get the meaning, I only did as I read about the memorial in advance of the visit. The memorial is designed as a library that you can't get into, essentially an inside out library.

Like other reviewers, I found it awkward that that the memorial is surrounded by cafes.
Written July 14, 2019
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