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Jewish Museum: "Café As. The Survival of Simon Wiesenthal"

Published: May 22, 2019; 08:50 · (Vindobona)

Simon Wiesenthal is known today as the man who dedicated his life to justice for the victims of the Shoah. But his profession as an architect, which he pursued until his persecution by the Nazi regime, has fallen into oblivion. The exhibition "Café As. Das Überleben des Simon Wiesenthal" shows 80 detailed designs by Wiesenthal for the "Café As", which he made for the Polish prisoner Edmund Staniszewski, who repeatedly gave him food and thus saved his life.

Simon Wiesenthal in his office at Salztorgasse 6 / Picture: © Jewish Museum Vienna / Horst Tappe Stiftung

From 29 May 2019 to 12 January 2020, the Jewish Museum Vienna is showing the new exhibition "Café As. The Survival of Simon Wiesenthal".

During his imprisonment in the Mauthausen concentration camp in 1945, Wiesenthal met the Polish prisoner Edmund Staniszewski, who repeatedly gave him food and thus saved Wiesenthal's life.

The end of the war was already…

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