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Austria

Jewish community in Vienna on alert after attack

Vienna's Jewish community - unlike that in Paris, Brussels, Copenhagen or Germany - has had a general feeling of living in a safe country that had until now been spared jihadist attacks.

4 killed in Vienna ‘Islamist terror attack’; Jewish institutions to remain shut

Austrian security forces were carrying out a massive manhunt for at least one attacker still on the run, a day after several gunmen opened fire at multiple locations across central Vienna, killing at least four people and wounding 15 more.

Restoration of the former synagogue in Kobersdorf is underway

Restoration work has begun at the former synagogue in Kobersdorf. The Austrian region of Burgenland purchased the former synagogue and intends to restore it for use as a cultural site. 

Antisemitic ex-mayor becomes magnet for Vienna statue protests

A statue of an antisemitic former mayor of Vienna who inspired Hitler has become the focus of competing left- and right-wing protests, with anti-racist activists mounting a “shame vigil” around the monument.

Renowned author and Holocaust survivor Ruth Klueger dies at 88

Prize-winning author and Holocaust survivor Ruth Klueger has died aged 88 at her home in California.

Historic agreement to secure Jewish life in Austria

The Jewish Community of Vienna (IKG) has reached a historic agreement with the federal government of Austria to safeguard and foster Jewish life in the long term.

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