80 Years of November Pogrom - Remembrance at the Site of the Former Leopoldstadt Temple, at Judenplatz near the Shoah Memorial and in Parliament

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: November 9, 2018; 19:17 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austria commemorated the events 80 years ago. Austrian Shoah survivors from Israel received in Parliament at the Hofburg. President of the National Council Sobotka asked Austrian Shoah survivors for forgiveness. Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen already reminded the day before at a commemoration ceremony of the November pogroms at the Psychosocial Centre of the Vienna Israelite Community. On the commemoration day he laid a wreath at the Shoah memorial on Judenplatz.

Alexander Van der Bellen at the laying of a wreath at the memorial for the Austrian Jewish victims of the Shoah. / Picture: © www.bundespraesident.at / Carina Karlovits / HBF

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