Travel

BUDAPEST -- Back in the early 1990s, I picked my way through Budapest's enormous main Jewish cemetery, trying to find the grave of Lipot Baumhorn, an architect who was long-forgotten...
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An Overview When I lived in Vienna years ago, I would often take off for Budapest for a weekend, just to have fun. I'd usually make the three-hour trip by...
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On Wednesday, the 14th of September, I went to meet Lucia Heilman at the Tel-Aviv cinematheque, as we had decided at our meeting this last summer in Vienna.When I could...
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NIS, SERBIA (June 2012) – My interest in Jewish heritage dates back to when I lived and worked as a journalist in Belgrade many years ago. At that time Belgrade...
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"Judaism From a different perspective". That is my strongest impression from today. We started with a tour in the Jutish district were I first come across with the Jutish hungary...
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photo taken by Magnus von Koeller, on July 3, 2006, CC licensing Vienna looms large in Jewish history and memory.The imperial Habsburg capital was the vibrant hub of a vast...
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photo taken by Stewart Morris, on June 25, 2005, CC licensingTrieste sits at the end of long sliver of Italy that curves around the northeastern corner of the Adriatic like...
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Dzialoszyce, PolandThe first time I visited Dzialoszyce, a dusty village about 50 kilometers northeast of Krakow, an elderly woman approached as I stood with several companions, gazing at the gaping...
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A mighty hand reaches out and, forming a tight fist, grasps the bough of a tree and breaks it sharply off. The image is extraordinary, even surreal. It is so...
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(Gustav Mahler, 7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911)The years 2010 and 2011 mark a memorable double anniversary for the great conductor and composer Gustav Mahler -- 150 years since...
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