There were not as many towns with Jewish populations in Austria as there
were in Bohemia and Moravia. Jews were expelled from
Austria in the 18th century and at various times before that. In
contrast, Jews were permitted to reside in a limited number of towns in
Bohemia and Moravia. When Austria began permitting Jews to come to
Austria around 1800, and especially after 1848, most went to Vienna, although
there are a few other communities, such as Hohenems and Eisenstadt, which
are worth mentioning. If you don't see the town you're researching on Austria and have information on it, let us know, and we will add it.
- This link takes you to a web site that highlights
the research Magdalena Müllner has been doing since 1992. The
articles provide information about the Jewish community
of Laa/Thaya whose members were murdered or driven away after the Anschluss
(the joining of Nazi Germany and Austria during World War II).
- this link takes you to the
web pages that describe the Jewish history of the town. The site
is written in German but, even if you don't read German, it is interesting
Cemetery - Data from the gravestones of the Jewish cemetery
of Stockerau, a little town some 20 kms northwest
of Vienna on the road to Hollabrunn.
Submitted by Wolfgang
to Beginner's Guide to Austrian-Jewish Genealogy
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