Israel's State Archivist opposes returning documents to Austrian Jewish community
Responding to the community’s unprecedented demand, Yaacov Lozowick determines that the collection, which includes thousands of papers documenting Jewish life in Vienna since 17th century, belongs in Jerusalem.
The archives of the Jewish community of Vienna will remain in Israel and not be returned to Austria, as the community demanded, following a decision last week submitted by Israel’s State Archivist Yaacov Lozowick to the Jerusalem District Court. The court requested Lozowick’s opinion following an unprecedented suit filed by the Vienna community against the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish...
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