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Recording Online Round Table AEJM – May 8featured

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On May 8 AEJM organised its first online Round Table discussion on the coronacrisis. Please find the recording of the Round Table here. With 80 spectators watching this online discussion, AEJM feels there is a need for connecting its members virtually and is planning to organise more thematic online meetings and discussions throughout the year. We will inform you through our website and newsletter. Image: Marco Caselli Nirmal

  1. Jewish Heritage Network is looking for partners to develop virtual and mobile tours across Jewish heritage sites

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    Jewish Heritage Network (JHN) is a global network of Jewish heritage institutions and a platform of digital services for them to expose collections online… | Read more »


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    On Thursday 7 May, at 3 PM Central European Time, AEJM will host its first online roundtable discussion. A number of colleagues in leadership… | Read more »


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    MESSAGE FROM EMILE SCHRIJVER, CHAIR OF THE AEJM BOARD Dear members of AEJM: I sincerely hope this finds all of you well and dealing… | Read more »

Let´s Dance! The Viennese cafetier Otto Pollak

On display at Jewish Museum Vienna

Café Palmhof was located at Mariahilferstrasse 135 in Vienna’s 15th district and was operated from 1919 by Otto Pollak (1894–1978) and his brother Karl (1889–1943). The two brothers made Café Palmhof a popular Viennese meeting place. During the day it was run as a coffee house, while concerts, dances and social events, such as the 1933 “Fräulein-Wien-Wahl”, took place in the evenings. Many musicians performing in Café Palmhof are forgotten today, but were stars back then. Live radio broadcasts by RAVAG (Radio Verkehrs AG) regularly emanated from Café Palmhof. In 1938, the coffee house was “Aryanized.” The Pollak family fled first to Gaya in Moravia, Otto and Karl’s birthplace. From there, the entire family was deported to Theresienstadt in 1943. As a disabled war veteran—he had lost a leg in the First World War—Otto Pollak was spared from further deportation. Three days after his arrival, Karl was deported to Auschwitz and murdered there. Otto… | Read more »

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