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“Interesting, sobering, yet still a pleasant square”

Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Judenplatz is an interesting combination of beautiful buildings, several restaurants with pleasant outdoor seating, along with a sobering Holocaust memorial and a museum with the archeological remains of Vienna's original and ancient synogogue. Highly recommend the museum, which is part of Vienna's Jewish museum (other part in another location). In addition to the archeological remains of the synagogue foundation, there are several rooms with artifacts and informative explanations about Jewish life in medieval Vienna. A computer-generated depiction of the area in medieval times was well presented and enlightening. (Seems to alternate showings in English and in German.) At the time of visit, there was a temporary photo exhibit about Jewish life in today's Vienna: I learned a lot from it.

3  Thank MMZurich
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

This monument to the thousands of Jews who died in the concentration camps is off the beaten track but well worth a visit as it is very original as each "book" represents one person. Around the base are listed all the concentration camps where Austrian Jews were imprisoned during the 2nd World War.

2  Thank IreneGuntramsdorf
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

(Unfortunately we had a very limited time on our hands and never visited the museum. This review is for the memorial, only.)

This is a horrible, beautiful, scary and amazing place. So many sad stories. So many lives lost.

The memorial is one of the most fitting, solemn and respectful ones I have even seen. Very fitting, very beautiful in its simplicity. I highly recommend a visit - and do read all the plaques and notes.
Net time, I'll visit the museum as well.

2  Thank Mikza
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Loved the historical material. While the actual displays were a little skimpy, the audio guide was very thorough and interesting.

1  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Vienna municipality authorities take note: I'm not sure that I appreciate the memorial to 65,000 Austrian Jews being used as a stand for a Segway rental company or seating for passers-by. Given the history of Jews in this area and the profound apology for a 15th century blood libel on an adjacent wall, I think that it could and should be treated with a little respect.
The memorial is tucked away in a quiet, quaint part of the city and contrasts bleakly with the surrounding elegant architecture and in itself serves as a solemn reminder of Austria's Jewish past.

So, five stars for the memorial and one star for the way it's being treated.

3  Thank Laura205
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