Today was another fascinating day of learning about Danube and its history. Specifically, the topic of Vienna’s Jews was discussed. We’ve been told lots of fascinating and, at the same time, terrifying facts about the life of Jewish people before, during, and after World War II. At some point, native citizens hated the Jewish population so much they even made walking stick handles which were shaped as a head of a Jewish man with a huge curved nose to show them how unrespected and unwanted they were. Another sad fact is that nowadays there aren’t any descendants of those Jews who lived in Vienna before the annexation by Nazi Germany.
However the rest of the day, consisting of a very intense language session and a brainstorm about our projects, was absolutely fantastic and the whole group is looking forward to the remaining 8 days.
Alex – Hungarian group.