Stations of Remembrance in Alsergrund

The Alsergrund was traditionally a district with many Jewish inhabitants. Before the Nazis takeover Jewish people made up 30 percent of the inhabitants, in Rossau 50 percent. In 1938 these people were instantly deprived of their dignity, their belongings and their rights. People from Alsergrund were forced to leave their apartments and to move to assembly flats in the district or in the Leopoldstadt. Others were also removed from Alsergrund, e.g. in the Jewish old people’s home in Seegasse. Those who couldn’t escape were deported and murdered. This happened to 6910 people in Alsergrund.

The starting point of our project ‚Stations of Remembrance in Alsergrund’ happened in 2005 when my uncle (Elisabeth Ben David-Hindler) Ephraim Levanon, born in Vienna as Fritz Weisz, wanted to place a plaque on the former house of his parents in Porzellangasse 49a to commemorate them. He even would have paid rent for it. But as it is so often the case in Vienna, the owner of the house wasn’t willing to fulfil his desire. It was my uncle , who called my attention to the ‘Stolpersteine’ (stumbling stones) project started by Gunter Demnig in Germany. With the help of Martina Malyar, head of the district, we were able to set the plaque in the same year. The day of the inauguration was one of the most beautiful days in my uncle’s life.

We then expanded this project to others in the 9th district. Numerous wishes of family members reached us, all wanting to set stones in front of the dwellings of their relatives who lived in Alsergrund. The ‘Stones of Remembrance in Alsergunrd’ fulfilled these wishes. On two places we also set stones that remember the special meaning of the site. These places are the old people’s home in Seegasse and the Jewish orphanage in Grünentorgasse 26.

We also included in the route memorials for other places such as the synagogue in Müllnergasse and the Jewish cemetery in Seegasse 9,.

In collaboration with the project group Servitengasse 1938, both of their commemoration projects are also part of the route. www.servitengasse1938.at

 

 

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Station 1 Ingen-Housz-Gasse 4 Stones of Remembrance
Station 1a Gussenbauergasse 2 Stones of Remembrance
Station 2 Grundlgasse 5 Stones of Remembrance
Station 2a Rotenlöwengasse 17 Jewish orphanage
Station 2b Rotenlöwengasse 8 Stones of Remembrance
Station 2c Clusiusgasse 4 Stones of Remembrance
Station 2d Roßauerlände 49 Stones of Remembrance
Station 3 Rögergasse 18 Stones of Remembrance
Station 3a Schultz-Straßnitzki-Gasse 12 Stones of Remembrance
Station 4 Porzellangasse 49A Stones of Remembrance
Station 4a Glasergasse 4a Stones of Remembrance
Station 4b Glasergasse 18 Stones of Remembrance
Station 4c Porzellang. 43 Stones of Remembrance
Station 4d Glasergasse 5 Stones of Remembrance
Station 5a Seegasse 9 Jewish old people’s home
Station 5b Seegasse 9 Old Jewish cemetery
Station 5c Seegasse 20-22 Stones of Remembrance
Station 5d Porzellangasse 49a Stones of Remembrance
Station 5e Porzellangasse 38 Stones of Remembrance
Station 5f Müllnergasse 26 Stones of Remembrance
Station 5g Seegasse 7 Stones of Remembrance
Station 6 Grünentorgasse 26 Jewish orphanage
Station 6a Rögergasse 4 Jewish old people’s home
Station 6b Hahngasse 24-26 Stones of Remembrance
Station 6c Mosergasse 11 Stones of Remembrance
Station 7 Servitengasse 6 Memorial plaque for the tenants
Station 7a Berggasse 14 Memorial plaque
Station 7b Währingerstr. 3
Station 7c Garnisongasse 6 Stones of Remembrance
Station 7d Hörlgasse 3 Stones of Remembrance
Station 8 Serviteng.11/Grünentorgasse Memorial for the Jewish tenants of Servitengasse www.servitengasse 1938.at
Station 9 Grünentorgasse 19 Stones of Remembrance
Station 9a Grünentorgasse 8 Stones of Remembrance
Station 9b Schlickgasse 6 Stones of Remembrance
Station 9c Türkenstr. 21 Stones of Remembrance
Station 9d Türkenstr. 15 Stones of Remembrance
Station 9e Schwarzspanierstr. 15 Stones of Remembrance
Station 9f Türkensttraße 25 Stones of Remembrance
Station 9g Porzellangasse 22 Stones of Remembrance
Station 9h Grünentorgasse 10 Stones of Remembrance
Station 9i Porzellangasse 8 Stones of Remembrance
Station 10 Müllnergasse 21 Memorial plaque for a synagogue
Station 11 Liechtensteinstraße 2 Stones of Remembrance (2009)
Station 11a Kolingasse 10 Stones of Remembrance
Station 11b Kolingasse 9 Stones of Remembrance
Station 11c Kolingasse 13 Stones of Remembrance
Station 11d Hörlgasse 9 Stones of Remembrance
Station 11e Hörlgasse 11 Stones of Remembrance
Station 12 Liechtensteinstraße 73 Stones of Remembrance
Station 12a Fechtergasse 19 Memorial plaque
Station 12b Liechtensteinstr. 95 Stones of Remembrance
Station 12c Liechtensteinstr. 56 Stones of Remembrance
Station 12d Alserbachstr. 11 Memorial plaque
Station 12e Nussdorferstr. 26 Stones of Remembrance
Station 13 Nußdorferstraße 77 Stones of Remembrance
Station 13a Dreihackengasse 10 Stones of Remembrance
Station 13b Löblichgasse 6 Stones of Remembrance
Station 13c Canisiusgasse 20 Stones of Remembrance
Station 13d Löblichgasse 16 Stones of Remembrance
Station 14 Schlagergasse 4 Stones of Remembrance
Station 14a Nussdorferstr. 14 Stones of Remembrance
Station 14b Nußdorferstraße 4 Stones of Remembrance
Station 15 Tendlergasse 11 Stones of Remembrance
Station 15a Tendlergasse 3 Stones of Remembrance
Station 16 Alserstraße 16 Stones of Remembrance
Station 17 Alserstraße 28 Stones of Remembrance
Station 18 Mariannengasse 15 Stones of Remembrance
Station 19 Mariannengasse 23 Stones of Remembrance
Station 20 Lazarettgasse 29 Stones of Remembrance