Jewish store culture
The development of department stores in Vienna was part of a Europe-wide trend in the 19th century. Many of the founders came from Jewish families. The exhibition "Buy From Jews! Story of a Viennese store culture" is dedicated to this near forgotten aspect of Jewish cultural history in Vienna.
Prominent stores such as Gerngross, Zwieback, Neumann, Jacob Rothberger, Braun & Co., Goldman & Salatsch, Jungmann & Neffe and Kniže characterized Vienna's chic shopping areas on Kärntner Strasse and Mariahilfer Strasse. The show at the Jewish Museum Vienna also focuses on the department stores in the suburbs: These establishments made a significant contribution to Vienna's urban development. The turning point of the Schoa caused this business culture shaped by Viennese Jews to disappear almost completely. Nowadays, it is often only the names of a few successor companies and in rare instances the buildings themselves that serve as reminders.
The exhibits recount all of these stories from a range of perspectives, focusing not only on the operators but also on the architecture, staging, designers, customers, sellers, tailors and window dressers.
Buy from Jews! Story of a Viennese store culture
17 May - 19 November 2017
Jewish Museum Vienna (Jüdisches Museum Wien) Palais EskelesDorotheergasse 11, 1010 Wien
- Adults €10,00
- Tickets offer admission to the Judenplatz Museum and Jewish Museum on Dorotheergasse
- Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 2€ off
- Su - Fr, 10:00 - 18:00
- no steps (Double swinging doors 162 cm wide )
- 110 cm wide and 140 cm low , Door 80 cm wide
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
Special offers for people with disabilities
Guided tours for visitors with special needs on request.
Discounted admission for people with disabilities 8 Euro (1 companion free) and people with social pass/mobility pass (photographic ID required).
Access to all exhibition rooms and to café: no steps.
- Main entrance