2023 Vienna-Prague Study Seminar

July 2, 2023 - July 13, 2023

July 2, 2023 - July 13, 2023:

Join us as we explore and learn about Vienna-Prague!


Overview

What are some of the first names that come to mind when we think of Vienna? Freud, Mahler, Zweig…all twentieth century (Jewish) cultural icons.

Come join us on our Vienna-Prague Educator’s Seminar – July 2023

We will be Visiting Vienna’s Jewish and non-Jewish sites as well as the Mauthausen & Hartheim Concentration camps. In Prague we will explore the rich Jewish culture through the many medieval synagogues there. We will also tour the Castle and the Old Town of Prague and explore the many Art-Nouveau architectural treasures.

In 1933, there were some 250,000 Jews living in Austria. By 1945 less than 10,000 Austrian Jews had survived the Holocaust in hiding or in the Camps. Half of the Commandants of the Nazi extermination camps were Austrian! After the War, Austrian courts managed to acquit the majority of Nazi war criminals.

Come join our Vienna-Prague Study Seminar as we examine the history of Austro-Hungarian Jewry with a special emphasis on Austria and Czechoslovakia. We will dive deeply into what transpired before, during and after the War. Our aim is to follow the trajectory of Austrian collaboration, denial and finally contrition for their actions during the Holocaust. Our seminar will also delve into the major contributions that Austrian and Czech Jews made to their homelands and to the world. Finally, we will  examine where these two Central European countries stand with regards to current antisemitism, their relationship to Israel and how they deal with contemporary moral crises such as the Ukrainian refugee situation.

For more information, please email Rebecca at [email protected]

Itinerary

Sample itinerary:

  • Days 1-7: Vienna and Other Austrian Locations
    • Meet the team of the National Funds of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism
    • Walking tour of Vienna - City Center and  Leoopoldstadt, 2nd district, the former Jewish quarter
    • Meet with the team at Centropa
    • Meet with members of the Jewish Communityat the Seitenstettengasse-Synagogue - the only Synagogue which was not destroyed during the November pogrom in 1938
    • Meet with a teacher and coordinator for “erinnern_at” for Vienna
    • Visit the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies
    • Visit the Jewish Museum Vienna
    • Visit Brunnenmarkt – an example of Vienna's growing diversity
    • Visit Salzburg – visit the synagogue
    • Tour Hartheim
    • Visit Linz -  walking tour about the history of the small Jewish Community and Adolf Hitler and Adolf Eichmann
    • Visit Mauthausen Memorial
    • Visit Subcamp Gusen or Ebensee
  • Days 8-11: Prague
    • Visit the Strahov Library, the Prague Castle, Lesser Town, Charles Bridge
    • Visit the Jewish Quarter, Old Town
    • Day trip to Terezín and Lidice

Resources

Please see below for videos and resources relating to our Vienna-Prague Study Seminar.

Pricing

Pricing will be updated shortly.

Videos

CWB 10 Year Video

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