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Exhibition view: in the center of the picture two large oil paintings with magnificent golden frames depicting two gentlemen in pose
Die Wiener Rotschilds. Ein Krimi / Jüdisches Museum Wien / Foto: © David Bohmann
Exhibition view: in the center of the picture two large oil paintings with magnificent golden frames depicting two gentlemen in pose

The Vienna Rothschilds. A Thriller

The history of the Rothschilds in Vienna goes back to the arrival of Salomon von Rothschild in the capital of the Habsburg Empire in 1816. He became a close collaborator and financier of the Austrian State Chancellor Prince Klemens von Metternich. Salomon Rothschild quickly rose to be one of Austria’s leading entrepreneurs. Over the years, the Rothschild name has become synonymous with unimaginable wealth. This image served both as a positive symbol for a Jewish success story and philanthropic commitment, and as a negative cliché in anti-Semitic propaganda. This depicted the Rothschilds as representatives of an international plutocracy and as the hub of a “Jewish world conspiracy.”

The exhibition aims to dispel myths and prejudices, to underscore the family’s achievements for the city of Vienna and the country, and to examine traces of the material and immaterial legacy of the Rothschilds in Austria.

Current Dates

  • Fri. 27 May 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 29 May 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 30 May 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 31 May 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 01 Jun 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 02 Jun 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 03 Jun 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 05 Jun 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.