Research Theme: Holocaust

From the very beginning DÖW also took account of those forms of resistance under the Nazi regime which were not politically motivated in the narrow sense and was to the fore in sponsoring the first serious historical studies on the sufferings of Jewish and “Gypsy” (Roma) citizens.



Registration by Name: Austrian Victims of the Holocaust


Under the instruction of the Federal cabinet for education, science and culture, the DÖW started in 1992 working on the collection of biographical dates and circumstances of death of all Austrian Holocaust victims.


The database

  • contains information concerning the fates of more than 63,200 Jews who fell victim to the Holocaust and is continuously being updated.


A documentation

  • gives an overview of the process of extermination of Austrian Jewry

  • traces the fates of Austrian Jews deported to Auschwitz, Belzec, Chelmno/Kulmhof, Izbica, Kielce, Kowno/Kaunas, Lagow, Lodz/Litzmannstadt, Majdanek/Lublin, Maly Trostinec, Minsk, Modliborzyce, Nisko, Opatow, Opole, Riga, Sobibor, Theresienstadt, Treblinka and Wlodawa,

  • overs topics like 1938 (From „Anschluss“ to November pogrom), Jews as victims of Nazi euthanasia, small transports to concentration camps, 1943-1945, flight, emigration and death (Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Yugoslavia) and Liberation and last Massacres 1945.



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