DÖW Workshop, 21./22. September 2020
September 21: Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance, Wipplinger Straße 6-8, 1010 Vienna
September 22: The Karl Renner Institute, Karl-Popper-Straße 8, 1100 Vienna
Aufgrund der Covid-19-Maßnahmen ist die Platzanzahl sehr beschränkt. Die Teilnahme ist daher nur nach schriftlicher Anmeldung unter firstname.lastname@example.org möglich.
Achtung: Die Veranstaltung am 21. September ist bereits ausgebucht, Anmeldungen sind daher nur mehr für den 22. September möglich.
Image: Mapping the last known addresses of Viennese Holocaust victims in Vienna.
The Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes - DÖW) is organizing an international workshop: “Persecution at Home: Eviction and Resettlement of Jews Within the City Space, 1938-1942”. The workshop will be held at the DÖW and the Renner Institute in Vienna, Austria on September 21st and 22nd 2020.
In the years prior to the mass deportation of Jews, the Nazi regime subjected the Jewish population to a series of laws and decrees evicting them from their homes. They were relocated to areas with an already high proportion of the Jewish population to make parts of the city “judenfrei”. For the Jewish population, this accelerated impoverishment and isolation and ultimately simplified the later deportation to the ghettos, concentration camps and extermination camps. This way, the Jewish population was instructed not only in ever smaller areas, but also in ever closer living space, literally crammed together.
In view of their later experiences of flight and deportation, survivors rarely give much mention to the resettlements and “ghettoizations” of their family within the city.
Despite the importance of this forced resettlement of the Jewish population for the disenfranchisement, exclusion, displacement and ultimately for the deportation of the Jewish population, the phenomenon has mostly been examined only locally.
The international workshop “Persecution at Home: Eviction and Resettlement of Jews Within the City Space” aims to provide an impetus for comparative research and to develop common comparative research of the “ghettoization” of the Jewish population in the cities under Nazi rule before mass deportation.
The workshop in funded by the Future Fund of the Republic of Austria; an application for support has been submitted to the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism.