Based on an idea of City Councilor for Culture Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, the prize is awarded once each year in memory of Leon Zelman and his work as the longstanding director of the Jewish Welcome Service and publisher of the periodical The Jewish Echo.
To award projects and organizations in the spirit of Leon Zelman and the Jewish Welcome Service. The prize money is intended to contribute to the continuation of the respective project/initiative. The Jewish Welcome Service is an essential link and often also the point of contact for the concerns and projects of many organizations and initiatives.
Source: Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien
November 7-9, 13-15, and 22-23, 8 p.m. at TTZ Tanz und Theaterzentrum Graz, Viktor Franz Straße 9
The 100th birthday celebration is postponed: The Austro-American actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr (née: Hedwig Kiesler) was not, as many sources claim, born on November 9, 1913 but exactely one year later at the hospital Sanatorium Hera in the Alsergrund district in Vienna. That is the information the Austrian Press Agency (APA) received from the Birth, Death and Marriage Register of the Jewish Community Vienna. Nevertheless, her life is the focus of a theater production in Graz that celebrates its premier on Thursday (November 7, 2013).
Source: Der Standard
For students and researches, who were expelled during the Nazi era
Vienna – By spring 2014, the Vienna University of Economics and Business will have completed a memorial for students and employees, who were expelled from the former University of International Trade (HWL) during the Nazi era, a press release from the University stated on Friday, October 18, 2013.
Source: Israeltische Kultusgemeinde Wien
It took nearly three years. However, on Thursday [26 September, 2013] the agreement between the Jewish Community (IKG) and the city of Vienna concerning the maintenance of Jewish cemeteries in Vienna will be discussed in the Viennese municipal council.