Teddy Kollek Exhibition at the Jewish Museum Vienna

More+Events ♦ Published: May 1, 2018; 10:30 ♦ (Vindobona)

Teddy Kollek, who grew up in Vienna, and as mayor of Jerusalem for nearly three decades did more to build and develop the city as Israel’s primary city than any other figure while still seeking to meet the needs of its Arab residents, died in 2007 in Jerusalem. The Jewish Museum in Vienna is showing a retrospective entitled "Teddy Kollek - The Viennese Mayor of Jerusalem".

Teddy Kollek (2nd from left) with Shimon Peres in 1984 / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Government Press Office (Israel) [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Teddy Kollek (1911–2007) was the mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1993.

The future Jerusalem mayor grew up in Vienna and got involved in Zionist youth organizations while he was still in Vienna.

According to the Jewish Museum, he was a "Vienna native". In fact, he was born in Hungary according to Wikipedia and only moved from Budapest to Vienna with his family at the age…