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Created March 24, 2022

Latest updates DECEMBER 02, 2023

I am in the USA. Many updates are coming to this site during December, 2023. Contact me via email. Meet me in Pennsylvania for breakfast or lunch by appointment only. Meet me in Vienna for coffee, beer or Wienerschnitzel - or all three - by appointment of course.

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created & hosted by

Harvey Abrams

PO Box 732
State College, PA., USA 16804
(USA) tel: (814) 321-4018
Currently in the USA, voicemail is on if I cannot answer.
(My USA telephone is turned OFF while I am in Austria.)


(AUSTRIA) tel: Ask via email:
email: Olympicbks@aol.com

I am in the USA now and will be updating all the websites below, but it goes slow!

Today is DECEMBER 02, 2023
and the time in Vienna and the USA is below...
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In the USA Eastern Standard time (EST) is:

Directory & Links
I host several websites
that you can visit, linked below:

Jewish Cemetery in Floridsdorf
Ruthnergasse 24 - 26
1210 Floridsdorf, Vienna, AUSTRIA

My page is partially open - go visit....

DECEMBER 02, 2023 update....

For news about this project click on this link:

re.Member Vienna

Volunteers are needed to help restore this cemetery.

Wear work clothing and sturdy shoes, garden gloves are useful.
Tools and supplies are on hand.
Everyone is welcome - no religious limitations.
Men are asked to wear hats in accordance with Jewish tradition.
No food or eating is permitted inside a Jewish cemetery.
Group meal takes places after the session.

All the photos are copyrighted by Harvey Abrams and may not be published elsewhere without written permission.
You may download copies for your own, non-commercial use. The images are extremely large on purpose -
you may use your computer to enlarge them to see very fine details.
This is necessary to read and translate the inscriptions.

The artwork on the stones is also very interesting and worthwhile to observe.
Hebrew and German are the primary languages so if your only language skill
is English then you will need translation assistance.

Under Construction since August 2022

My Jewish Vienna

The history of the Jewish community in Vienna with photographs, documentation and many links to other sources.

New Non-profit corporation

The Name will be announced soon

I am creating a new non-profit corporation in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2024
for the purpose of developing educational memorials for the Holocaust (Shoah).
More to be announced in the summer of 2024.

Under Construction since August 2022

The Stolperstein Project in Vienna

I photograph all the Stolperstein that have been placed in Vienna.

Open...go visit....

International Institute for Sport History
Library & Museum

The IISOH is a Pennsylvania non-profit educational, literary & research corporation
under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

It is organized to operate a library and museum for the History of Sport,
Physical Education, Recreaton, Dance, Sport in Art and the Olympic Games.
Founded in 2001, I serve as the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Open...go visit....

Harvey Abrams-BOOKS

Founded in 1979.
Harvey Abrams-BOOKS is my antiquarian book business.

The main purpose was to develop my own research library for my Ph.D. in Physical Education.
My specialty was History of Sport and my minor was American History.
My Doctoral Dissertation was on the 1904 Olympic Games.

My original business focus was on selling books and printed matter.
After living in West Berlin, Germany in the early 1980's I expanded the business interests to include posters,
artwork, medallic arts and collectables. This business helped me to develop my own personal collection,
a research library that grew into one of the largest private collections on the Olympic Games in the world.

I sell new, used & rare books, posters, medals & collectables on the Olympic Games
and most sports subjects via print catalogs to libraries and collectors worldwide.

This led me to create the IISOH non-profit corporation, a separate entity than this business.
The purpose is to develop a multi-lingual Library & Museum for the History of Sport and the Olympic Games.

Open...go visit....

Central High School of Philadelphia 226
(Class of 1967)

I created and host a website
in honor of, and in memory of the 482+ classmates from
the 1967 graduating class - the 226th class to graduate from
Central High School of Philadelphia.

Central High School of Philadelphia was founded in 1836 and is the
2nd oldest high school in the USA formed right after Boston Latin High School.

Entrance was, and continues to be, strictly limited to
high scoring students from all the junior high schools
in the city of Philadelphia. The school was originally only
a boy's high school. The Girl's High School was across the street.
Since the 1980's Central has become coeducational.

The school awards a Bachelor of Arts degree plus the high school diploma.
Students who meet the qualifications receive a BA degree instead of the diploma.

Graduating classes have been numbered since the first class graduated
in the 1800's and I was in the 226th graduating class... 1967.

Under construction since September 2022...
Private access only

Abrams / Stein / Spiegelman Family
Genealogy Project

Private access section devoted to the genealogical research on the Abrams, Stein and Spiegelman families that emigrated to the United States from Jewish communities in Russia in 1905. Family members may have access upon request and the access codes will be sent by email. Photographs are based upon the collection of Harvey Abrams and the family albums dating back to the 1930's.

All family members may submit photos to be included in the site.

Created March 24, 2022
Updated July 28, 2022
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