Vienna’s Greens to clean up Jewish cemetery

The Green Party in Vienna is looking for volunteers this Sunday to help tidy up the old, disused Jewish cemetery at Währing. Details here.

Video here.

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  • I’m surprised to hear that even a disused Jewish cemetery still exists in Vienna. Wikipedia’s entry on the great ballet composer Ludwig Minkus (Don Quixote, La Bayadere), who died in 1917, states that:

    “Ludwig Minkus was interred at the Döblinger Cemetery in Vienna. In 1939 Minkus’s grave fell victim to the national socialist policies of the time when all cemeteries were systematically “cleansed” by the invading Nazi regime. Any graves of persons who were considered ethnically “undesirable”—especially if one was of Jewish descent or without any documented subscriber to the annual cemetery fees—were exhumed and deposited into a mass anonymous grave.”

  • If that article is correct, why didnt they do the same to Emil Zuckerkandl, Theodor Herzl, Josef Redlich, Emil Hertzka, etc?

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