Medieval synagogue speaks of Jewish history in Vienna

The 15th century forced conversion of Vienna's Jews led to the community's expulsion from the city, but now archaeologists have discovered the remains of the walls and foundations of the Viennese Synagogue destroyed in 1421.

City officials in Vienna were planning a modern memorial to the Holocaust, but stopped plans when the medieval synagogue was discovered.

Nearby, archaeologists have also discovered evidence of the Roman barracks for the city of Vindobona.