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Final Sites before Deportation

Castellezgasse, Malzgasse, Kleine Sperlgasse

9 November 2016 to 30 June 2017

An exhibition in the Crypt of the Heroes‘ Monument/Outer Castle Gate-Heldenplatz 

Patronage: President of the National Council of Austria, Doris Bures

Opening hours of the Crypt:

Monday to Friday 9:00-11:30 a.m., 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

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Kleine Sperlgasse 2a, Castellezgasse 35, Malzgasse 7 and 16 – these addresses in Vienna-Leopoldstadt are practically absent from collective memory. However, in the topography of the Shoah in Vienna and Austria, these are central locations. In 1941/42, four deportation collection camps were situated at these sites, where Jews were interned before deportation. Groups of approximately  1,000 persons each were transported from here on trucks to the Aspang Railroad Station. From February 1941 to October 1942, a total of 45 deportation trains departed for the ghettoes and death camps. The overwhelming majority of the Austrian Shoah victims were sent from the four collection camps to their death.

The path to annihilation commenced in the very center of the city. 

The exhibition site, the Crypt of the Heroes’ Monument, is dedicated to the Austrian soldiers who fell in World War I and II. The exhibition confronts and juxtaposes this ensemble of remembrance with the commemoration of the more than 65,000 Austrian victims of the Holocaust. 

With the friendly assistance of:

Federal Chancellery Office
Federal Ministry of Science, Research and the Economy
Federal Ministry of National Defence and Sport
Federal Ministry of Education
Austrian Castle and Fortress Authority (Burghauptmannschaft Österreich)
National Fund of the Republic of Austria
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Cultural Sciences and Theatre History
Science Funding Unit, City of Vienna, MA 7
Vienna Lectures // Wiener Vorlesungen
Fund for the Future of the Republic of Austria


Scientific-curatorial team:
Monika Sommer, Heidemarie Uhl, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Scientific cooperation:
Dieter Hecht, Michaela Raggam-Blesch, Austrian Academy of Sciences
GABU Heindl Architektur – Team: Gabu Heindl, Teresa Klestorfer, Daniela Mehlich, Zara Pfeifer
Lisa Rastl
Film: Director Frederick Baker, Camera Christian Haake, Picture editor:
Andreas Wappel
Exhibition assembly and disassembly: Enrique Guitart, ACPTEAM
William Templer
Guards in the Crypt:
Gerhard Tod, Raimund Haas, Fed. Ministry of National Defence and Sport

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