Opening Event at the Vienna City Hall


February 18, 2018

Bernard-Henri Lévy's calls for "An End to Antisemitism!"

in the presence of Dr. Moshe Kantor, President of the European Jewish Congress

February 18, 2018

Vienna City Hall

"An End to Antisemitism!" is not only the title of the first international conference organized by the University of Vienna, New York and Tel Aviv in cooperation with the European Jewish Congress, but also the topic French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy addressed in his public lecture at the opening evening of the conference. He focused on contemporary antisemitism and its problems: antisemitism is no longer a phenomenon of the far right but has risen to a common threat in politic and public society. A joint fight against the imminent danger of today's antisemitism is inevitable. 


Greetings by
Andreas MAILATH-POKORNY, City Councillor for Culture, Sports and Science
Armin LANGE, Executive Organizer "An End to Antisemitism!"
Heinz ENGL, Rector of the University of Vienna
Talya LADOR-FRESHER, Ambassador of Israel in Austria

Addresses by

Moshe KANTOR, President of the European Jewish Congress
Alexander VAN DER BELLEN, Federal President of Austria
HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS, read by Norbert J. HOFMANN, Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews