Austrian Jewish Museum

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Austrian Jewish Museum (2011)
Private synagogue on the 1st floor (2011)

The Austrian Jewish Museum is located in Eisenstadt, Burgenland, at Unterbergstrasse 6.

The museum was founded in 1972 as the first Jewish museum in Austria after 1945. The museum is located in the Wertheimerhaus or Wertheimer'schen Freihaus , which was built by Samson Wertheimer as the client in 1719 and financed by the Esterházys on the basis of the client's merits for the Esterházy house . Wertheimer was a merchant at the court in Vienna and chief rabbi of Hungary. For his function as chief rabbi, the Freihaus was built in Eisenstadt, where a private synagogue with a separate women's room was set up, which is now part of the museum's showrooms.

See also


  • Dehio Burgenland 1976 , Eisenstadt, Eisenstadt Unterberg (Esterházyscher Meierhof and formerly Jewish ghetto), Unterberggasse (!) No. 6., p. 86.

Web links

Commons : Austrian Jewish Museum  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ÖJM history of Wertheimer house, Retrieved on January 26, 2010

Coordinates: 47 ° 50 ′ 46.6 "  N , 16 ° 30 ′ 59.8"  E