The Vienna Model of Radicalisation

Austria and the Shoah

exhibition. Vienna, Heldenplatz, October 15, 2021 to April 8, 2022; then at Pater-Pius-Platz in Vienna-Floridsdorf.

The exhibition The Vienna Model of Radicalisation. Austria and the Shoah highlights Vienna’s role as the motor driving the radicalisation of antisemitism in the Nazi state. In 1941 the ‘Central Office for Jewish Emigration’, which had been set up by Adolf Eichmann in 1938, developed the organisational model for deporting the Jewish population to ghettos, extermination camps and killing sites. But the exhibition also explores Jewish self-help and acts of resistance by courageous individuals. Moreover, it illuminates the silence around the Shoah in postwar Austria, a silence from which the perpetrators benefitted.

Guided tours every Friday 3.30 p.m. (in German). Contact:  Heidemarie Uhl
Project Heads: Michaela Raggam-Blesch, Heidemarie Uhl
Collaborators: Isolde Vogel, Pauli Aro
Duration: 1.5.2021-31.5.2023
Funding: BMEIA, BKA, BMKKÖS, Zukunftsfonds, Nationalfonds, Stadt Wien

Photo: Lorenz Paulus/hdgö