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13 January 1901 Birth of Josef Wölfel, patriotic Austrian pastor with Jewish mother #otdimjh

Josef Wölfel was born in 1901 in Güns (Hungarian “Köszeg”), a city that came to Hungary after the end of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, two kilometres from today’s Austrian border. After completing voluntary military service with the Hungarian army from July … Continue reading

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1 July 1244 Charter of the Jews of the Duchy of Austria gives freedoms and restrictions #otdimjh

A good example of the rights and limitations given to the Jews in medieval Europe is given here – worth reading in full! Inasmuch as the Jews, during the Middle Ages, were looked upon as a distinct racial and religious group … Continue reading

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