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Due to the new regulations, the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies will be closed until 2 May 2021.

This concerns the archive, library and museum.

Archive of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde (Jewish Community Organisation, IKG) Vienna


The Archive of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde (Jewish Community Organisation, IKG) Vienna is the only archive of a Jewish community of which the collections, which span from the archive’s foundation in 1952 to the present day, have remained preserved beyond the Nazi era. The materials of this unique archive reflect in detail the history and development of the Jewish community in Vienna and its membership from the seventeenth century onwards.


The documents from the Nazi era form a particular focal point. The preservation of these archival collections is of great importance to Holocaust survivors and their descendants, to researchers, as well as to interested persons domestically and abroad.


The materials and documents of the Archive of the IKG Vienna relating to the Holocaust, antisemitism, and racism have since February 2018 been on loan to the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI). This loan serves the scholarly appraisal and analysis of these collections and makes them accessible for research and educational purposes.


The relevant collections can be browsed on a database available at the VWI. The following partial collections have moreover already been digitised and can be viewed at the computer workstations:


Ärzteberatungsstelle der IKG Wien (Dokumente zu jüdischen Ärzten und „Krankenbehandlern“)


Fürsorgezentrale der IKG Wien, Auswanderungsabteilung

  • Auswanderungskartei von Mai 1938 (numerisch und alphabetisch)
  • Auswanderungsfragebögen von Mai 1938 bis 1940
  • Konto „D“ Kartei (Kartei betreffend die Devisen zur Flucht)
  • Dokumente zur Auswanderung
  • Aufnahmeanträge in das Transitlager Richborough, 1939


Fürsorgezentrale der IKG Wien, Kinderauswanderung

  • Listen der Kindertransporte nach England, Holland, Belgien, Frankreich, Schweiz, USA und Schweden
  • Korrespondenz betreffend die Kinderauswanderung


 Bevölkerungswesen der IKG Wien

  • „Verzeichnis der in Wien lebenden Juden nach dem Stand 15. September 1939“
  • Hauslisten 1941, 1942, 1943 (nicht vollständig)
  • Kartei betreffend Suchanfragen des American Joint Distribution Committee
  • Todesbestätigungen von Shanghai-Flüchtlingen der Jüdischen Gemeinde, ausgestellt in den Jahren von 1954 bis 1956


Akten über den Holocaust, einschließlich Deportationslisten


The originals stored in Vienna may only be accessed in exceptional situations and with justified cause.


Using the Archive / Contact Information


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