I lived in the Second District of Vienna which is and was the
center of the Jewish community of Vienna. The district gets
a lot of its charm and uniqueness through this community:
The orthodox Jewish families walking around the markets, the Jewish schools or the Kosher supermarkets. I wanted to focus this cartography project on this community, which has been an important part of my life. After months of intensive research
in libraries, the Jewish Museum of Vienna, and district offices,
I gathered enough information and data to create visual
representations in my work. I focused my research on three categories:
—The Jewish life in the Second District until 1938
—The deportations of Jews taking place between 1938 and 1945
—The Jewish life in Vienna’s Second District today.
After that, I mapped all three aspects on three individual maps. The last map contains all three aspects so the viewer can see where Jewish life in Vienna was once to where it is today. I also made a booklet containing the maps, which also tells the history
of the Jewish Community in Vienna.
Fedrigoni Sirio Pearl Platinum 110 g/m²
Munken Lynx 90 g/m2²
The maps contain blind embossing, as well as riso print on digital print. The positive and negative parts to make the blind embossing and the embossing itself were done by myself with a laser cutter carving in wood and then pressed together under high pressure.