|In Memory of the Jewish Families of Burgenland.|
disinterest is so terrible in its consequences,
3.900 people of Jewish origin lived in the province of Burgenland in 165 communities over all 7 districts, when the National socialists took power in Austria in the year of 1938. They had their home and vital interests until they were expelled and murdered by the National socialists.
The project “NAMEN ERINNERN” [RECALL NAMES ] researched und reminds the families of Jewish origin by name, who lived in Burgenland in 1938, who had their home here, who worked here, who spent their leisure here, who had their summer home here and who had land, vineyards or other kinds of property in Burgenland. They were citizens with vital interests in Burgenland, which were not only destroyed by the National Socialists and their opportunists, but also by acquiescence and turning a blind eye.
Jewish families lived in
the area of Burgenland since the 13th Century. From the second third
of the 17th Century - after the expulsion from Vienna, Lower and Upper
Austria by Emperor Leopold I. - Jews found refuge in West-Hungary,
today the province of Burgenland.
The culture, tradition
and history of the Jews of Burgenland were destroyed within a short
time by persecution, expulsion and homicide of Jewish families during
the Nazi regime.
The maxim of this website is, to bring back the names of the expelled and murdered families to the collective memory and the recollection. For with the concealing and forgetting one will become the silent tool of what the National Socialism has aimed for: the complete destruction and extermination of Jewish life, and the memory of it.
If you remember Jewish families in your community who are not listed on this site, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
of the project (status 2009):
A online-database with the Jewish victims of the Shoah in Burgenland: