Talk:History of the Jews in Austria

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Updating[edit]

Is it worth getting the info from the 1901-1906 Jewish Encyclopedia and beefing up this article with it? I'm thinking that it would allow us to follow the pattern of the other historical articles (such as History of the Jews in Poland which also incorporate info from the Encyclopedia. I'm willing to do the work if people think it will be helpful. Comments? --FeanorStar7 13:56, 11 December 2005 (UTC)


Permit me to say that I cringe every time I see the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia used as a source for articles in Wiki. I am just a very well-read scholar in Jewish History and other subjects, and material in that Encyclopedia is so outdated that it would be better to have no article--or just a skeletal article than to use information from there. Almost everything in there is so unreliable today: Demographic figures (Jewish population figures for various countries), historical "facts" which have been superceded due to the release of governmental archives, etc. etc. Obviously, since I came here, I was looking for information on Jewish history in Austria (my specialties are Hungarian and German Jewish history), and I think it would be better to leave this article as is than to lift material from an outdated and unreliable source--well, maybe better. But whoever would undertake to create an article for Wiki by using that source is, ex hypothesi, lacking in expertise. How would s/he know what is reliable and what is not? I guess one can look at it both ways. But: If the article is left as is, someone will eventually come along who knows enough to write it independently, or at least start it whereas, if it is created from other sources, it probably would not occur to many readers that it ought to be (re-) written. Hell--when I have more time, I might start it off just by filling in a little more information in the areas with which I am familiar in Austrian Jewish History. 66.108.145.155 06:08, 7 April 2006 (UTC)Allen Roth

Jewish Encyclopaedia of 1971 is good for a short review, but with normal taboos of the media of the 1960s of course. --80.218.114.209 (talk)

Major Update[edit]

I've translated most of the parallel article from the Hebrew Wikipedia. I plan on continuing translating the article in the next days. I would greatly appreciate any grammar experts whom would be able to help improve the article's grammar. I also need help in getting article also needs help in referencing the article. 24.12.234.123 (talk) 19:59, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Cleanup[edit]

Much of the expression in this article requires improvement. There are certain phrases and paragraphs that indicate that this was not written by a native English speaker. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.70.69.199 (talk) 10:45, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

I modified a couple of expressions before reading the paragraph above this one. My improvements are negligible compared to the rewrite this article needs. Why isn't there a warning at the top of the article? Just curious. -Dino Calvitti — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dcalvitti (talkcontribs) 03:12, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Created infobox[edit]

The article didn't have an infobox so I created one. The people which were chosen to be used for images are:

Sigmund Freud • Lise Meitner • Gustav Mahler • Theodor Herzl
Viki Weisskopf • Stefan Zweig • Eric Kandel • Simon Wiesenthal

Please discuss here who else should be added in a third row! Guitar hero on the roof (talk) 21:50, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

Encyclopedia Judaica Reference[edit]

The reference for the Encyclopedia Judaica gives a site which seems to edit the encyclopedia to promote conspiracy theories about the Holocaust.Lastexpofan (talk) 03:41, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

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