The Glück Family Living Room
The living room of the Glück family is a completely normal Viennese living room from the 1920s, and then again not, since while most of the furniture belonging to the Jews of Vienna was aryanized after 1938, the Glück family managed to take theirs via France to New York. The exhibition will be presented in the style of a “historical room,” relating the history of a Jewish furrier family, with the stories of the individual members as well, from arrival in Vienna from the north-eastern crown lands around 1900 to escape after 1938 to France and the USA. Henry Gluck (Heinz Glück), who has donated this room to the Jewish Museum Vienna, was born in Vienna in 1934. His father Erwin (born 1904) escaped from Vienna in 1930 with the family’s furniture via Paris to New York. His wife Lily and son Henry were unable to get away. Henry lived with a Catholic family in Nice, while Lily was deported and murdered. Erwin and his brother opened a furrier’s store on 34th Street in New York. He died in 1978. After the death of his second wife in 2013, the apartment in New York was given up. The Jewish Museum Vienna celebrates the return of this Viennese living room from New York with a very personal exhibition that also says a lot about the larger history.
- Thu. 23 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Fri. 24 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Sun. 26 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Mon. 27 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Tue. 28 Feb 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Wed. 01 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Thu. 02 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Fri. 03 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Sun. 05 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Mon. 06 Mar 2017, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.