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Jewish section of the Central Cementary

Vienna, Austria

The Jewish Section of the Central Cementary is an eternal reminder of Vienna's disreputable Nazi past. Until the 1930ies moore than 200,000 Jews were living in Vienna, contributing greatly to the social, economic, cultural and scientific life of the city. Most of them were expelled or murdered under the Nazi regime. After the war, nobody cared for the graves in the Jewish section of the Central Cementary, and when I first visited it in the middle of the 1980ies, it looked like a jungle. More recently, several initiatives have engaged the renovation, but still a big part is in rather bad condition. See more images from this excurdion in my "Central Cementary" galery

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Jean-Luc Elias09-Apr-2011 22:14
Very nice image !! BV
cits_4_pets18-Jul-2009 22:46
Great POV & lighting...sad story behind this cemetary. Hopefully the world some day can live as one. Imagine...~
Milan Vogrin21-Oct-2007 16:49
Great shot! V!
Gervan15-Jul-2007 18:46
Beautiful image of this neglected graveyard. V.
Michel CORBOZ28-Apr-2007 13:08
What a marvelous shot, great ambiance . I love it . V
Guest 17-Apr-2007 19:04
Great eye. Thanks for the explanation and hopefully soon it will be fully restored.
zyziza23-Feb-2007 16:37
great trace of memory! V
1moremile26-May-2006 23:21
Beautiful imagery.
Jola Dziubinska26-Nov-2005 11:00
Wonderful photo, Eckhart. Lovely light and and angle.
The story was the same in Poland.
The Jewish cemeteries forgotten and shaggy through the 50 past-war years now are in a little better care and condition. Also there are people, local school pupils, who take care of the graves.
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