25 October 2011

The Jewish District in Medieval Vienna (German narration)

The Jewish district in medieval Vienna (Vimeo video with German narration)

In the Middle Ages Vienna was home to a thriving Jewish community, one of the largest and most important in Europe. Famous Rabbis taught and worked here and made Vienna into a center of Jewish knowledge. This lively and creative environment was forced to an abrupt end in 1420-21 with the expulsion and murder of the Viennese Jews. This virtual tour allows us to walk through the Vienna of the 14th Century and showcases the Jewish festivals and customs of that time, helping us understand how the life of this medieval Jewish community was organized.
Link: The Jewish district in medieval Vienna