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Town in the northern part of Lower Austria [Niederösterreich], 18 km (11 miles) from the Moravian (Czech) border. It is situated 12 km (c. 8 miles) from Kautzen, where Wilhelm Schenker and his family lived, and 100 km (c. 60 miles) north-west of Vienna.

Schenker's mother, Julia Schenker, was buried inthe Jewish cemetery there. Her gravestone was erected there in 1923, and Jeanette and Heinrich visited it on September 13, 1923 (OJ 3/4, pp. 2566-2567; OJ 5/45, [4]). A Jewish religious community [Kultusgemeinde] existed in Waidhofen, and is referred to in Schenker's diaries.


  • Marko Deisinger

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