Die Türken in Wien. Geschichte einer jüdischen Gemeinde

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Translated title The Turks in Vienna. History of a Jewish Community
Editors & Curators

Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, Gabriele Kohlbauer-Fritz, Gerhard Milchram.


Vienna, Austria, 2010. 196 pp., illustrations: 117 col., 12 b&w, 31 × 22.8 cm. German.


Jüdisches Museum Wien (12 May–31 October 2010)


The establishment of the Turkish-Jewish community in Vienna in the early 18th C, the historical circumstances that led to it, and the impact this new community had on the rest of Sephardic Diaspora Jewry. Introductory essay. Catalog of exhibits presents objects from both the Viennese Sephardic community as well as other Sephardic Diaspora communities (in Italy, Northwest Europe, the Ottoman Empire and the Balkans) for whom these Turkish Jews served as cultural, financial and religious mediators between East and West. Detailed historical entries. 89 items.

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BalkansBook bindingsClocks/WatchesCoats of ArmsHaggadotHanukkah lampsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, TurkeyHistorical photographsItalyKeter TorahKetubbotMedalsMusicPortraits, rabbisPostcardsPrayers for the sovereignPrints, Jewish customs & ceremoniesRimmonimScrolls of Esther, casesShabbetai TsviSoldiers (Jewish) & related objectsSynagogues, AustriaSynagogues, ViennaTalitTassTorah Ark curtainsTorah ArksTorah mantlesTorah staves

Related ephemera

Exhibition leaflet, 6 pp., 8 col., 2 b&w illus., 21 × 10.5 cm. German and English; Invitation to exhibition opening, single card, 18 × 13 cm. German and Turkish; Program of events related to the exhibition, booklet, 24 pp. 18 × 13 cm. German and Turkish.

Other venue

Jüdisches Museum Hohenems, Austria (5 April–2 October 2011)

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