Monthly Archives: May 2002

Persecuting Grandfathers, Interviewing Grandsons? Austrian Gedenkdienst in New York

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In 1995 the New York Leo Baeck Institute established a fascinating new project: Young Austrian conscientious objectors came to New York to do the equivalent of their military service by working at the Leo Baeck Institute interviewing Austrian refugees from their grandparents’ generation. These encounters have evolved into the Austrian Heritage Collection at LBI.