Gedenkstätte für die in der Shoah ermordeten Juden Österreichs / Memorial to the austrian jews who were murdered in the Shoah


The originator of the Shoah Wall of Names Memorial Project is Kurt Yakov Tutter, who was born 1930 in Vienna. In 1939 he fled with his Family to Belgium. There he survived the Shoah, thanks to a Belgian Family who illegally sheltered him and his younger sister.

In May 2000, Kurt Y. Tutter founded an Initiative Group, to promote the Shoah Wall of Names Memorial in Vienna and to further its implementation.

In the years which followed, prominent Austrians pledged their support to the Project and, together with the Initiative Group, constituted themselves as an Association under the Name:

Association for building a Wall of Names Memorial, dedicated to the Jewish Children, Women and Men of Austria who were murdered in the Shoah.

Chairperson of the Association:
Ambassador ret. Dr. Walther Lichem

Originator of the Memorial Project
and Secretary General of the Association:

Kurt Yakov Tutter

The long years of dedicated work by the members of the Association, in cooperation with the City of Vienna and the Federal Government of Austria, have brought the Memorial to the threshold of its implementation.


The Association for the Memorial is the Author of this Website.
At this point in time, the Association does not have an office for responding directly to questions. Therefore we have not provided an e-Mail address. Ongoing Developments will be reported on the page:

For enquiries from the media, Dr. Anton Pelinka will be available as spokesperson for the Project: