About the Museum of Modern Jewish HistoryIn contrast to the Jewish Museum (Judisches Museum Wien) located in the Judenplatz, which focuses on Jewish life in medieval Vienna, the Jewish Museum in Dorotheergasse focuses on the Jews of Vienna at a later stage. It also includes contemporary Viennese Jewry and deals with The Jewish community’s great contribution to the economy and cultural life in today's Vienna.
One of the museum's main principles is a combination of ancient and traditional with the new and modern. You can see here a combination of social and global issues, between contemporary art and traditional Jewish art.
Since 2013, the museum has been exhibiting a permanent exhibition about the Jewish community, its recovery from World War II, and its transformation into a small and significant community in Vienna, which developed not only from the original Jews here but also from immigrants from Eastern Europe over the years.
In the exhibition you can see objects from Jewish daily life, Jewish art, documents and articles on the development of the Jewish community. In addition, artworks from various synagogues in Vienna and Austria are also exhibited here. With innovative software you can see a virtual reconstruction of the synagogues that stood in Vienna until 1938. Through the workshops and interactive tours you can learn about the Jewish community in Vienna from various aspects.