Austria’s Jewish community numbers approximately 8,000 people and is being joined in recent years by some 150 families annually fleeing from Hungary.
Hungary, which has a Jewish population of approximately 90,000, has been experiencing a wave of anti-Semitism after the ultra-nationalist party Jobbik
picked up 47 seats in parliamentary elections in 2010.
The party provoked outrage when it recently called for a list of the country’s Jews to be drawn up as a matter of national security.
The party has also labeled Israel
a "Nazi state" and accused Jews of controlling Hungary’s media and being responsible for the central European country’s economic woes.