Nothing has changed in Salzburg


Theodor Herzl quote on Salzburg tablet
“In Salzburg brachte ich einige der glücklichsten Stunden meines Lebens zu. Ich wäre auch gerne in der schönen Stadt geblieben; aber als Jude wäre ich nie zur Stellung eines Richters befördert worden.” (Theodor Herzl im Sommer 1885)

I spend some of the most happiest hours of my life in Salzburg and would have liked to stay in the beautiful city, however, as a Jew I had no change to become a judge here.” (Theodor Herzl quote on a memorial plate in Salzburg)

130 years later, I made almost the same experience visiting Salzburg for two days. It still is a beautiful city (in parts), I had some happy hours there – and finally – guess what! – nobody offered me an appointment as judge. Unbelievable.

Yehuda Shenef at Salzburg Theodor Herzl inscription

Nothing has changed for Jews in Salzburg ..!

Well, … just kiddddddddddddddddddding 🙂

I had some Mozart-Kooogels as small comfort


One Response to Nothing has changed in Salzburg

  1. bobyleff says:

    Very funny –
    you (do or don’t) know what the legal and qualification obstacles are to become a judge in Austria or Germany.
    In 1929 a well trained legal scholar could not become a “Referendar” because his father did not have a German passport
    when the son was born 1906 in Germany……

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