January 17, 2022

Today is the day of Judaism

June 1, 2021

The word Transición describes the process of turning Spain from a dictatorship to a democracy in the 70ties and early 80ties. Between 1975 and 1980 new laws were imposed that transformed the country into a democracy. The speciality about the ... See more

May 18, 2021

The genocide in Rwanda began on April 6, 1994 and lasted until mid-July. The cause of murdering more than 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu dates back to the colonial times. During the colonization of Rwanda by Germany and Belgium, the then better-off ... See more

April 20, 2021

Hanna (real name Johanna) was born in 1906 near Hannover into a jewish family. At the age of 18 she began her studies in Philosophy, Philology and Theology in Marburg. During that time she got in contact with Martin Heidegger. While studying at ... See more

April 6, 2021

Marion Gräfin Dönhoff was born in 1909 in East Prussia and was editor-in-chief and co editor of DIE ZEIT. She grew up on a noble estate with her six siblings in East Prussia. At the age of 19 she took her A levels and began her studies in ... See more

March 23, 2021

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man/woman changes his/her own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him/her... We need not wait to see what others do.”

Mahatma Gandhi (real ... See more

March 9, 2021

Hedy Lamarr was born in 1914 in Vienna and was an austrian-american actress, inventor and film producer. From an early age on, she was interested in acting and participated in various plays and films. In 1933 she became famous around the world due ... See more

February 5, 2021

Bertha Sophia Felicitas Freifrau von Suttner was born on June 9, 1843 in Prague. From 1873 she worked as a tutor. She worked for Karl Freiherr von Suttner in Vienna and taught his children music and various languages.

Bertha von Suttner fell in ... See more

February 2, 2021

In the next Wednesday conference on the 03rd of February at 8 pm we welcome three very special guests, Vanessa Currie, Kathleen Manion und Wahida Rahman. They are experts in the field of child and adolescent law. Vanessa Currie serves as the ... See more

January 29, 2021

Winston Churchill:

If you think of the most famous British politicians in history, almost certainly Winston Churchill will come to your mind first.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was born in 1874 in England. He received his talent for ... See more

January 27, 2021

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Exactly 76 years ago, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by the Red Army.

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January 18, 2021

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“My mother knew the man who was overseeing the whole Jewish problem there. [… ] He was a friend of my parents, a neighbor. She approached ... See more

January 15, 2021

On June 6, 1944, the Allies landed in Normandy. It was the beginning of the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi rule. A total of about 150,000 soldiers reached the coast that day. At the same time, 23,000 paratroopers landed in the ... See more

December 27, 2020

The Galicia Jewish Museum was founded by Chris Schwarz in 2004 and focuses mainly on commemoration of the Holocaust while also attempting to cultivate the former colourful and divers regional Jewish culture.

The museum itself includes one permanent ... See more

December 24, 2020

The Austrian Service Abroad wishes Merry Christmas!