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Due to the new regulations, the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies will be closed from 1-18 April 2021.

This includes the archive, library and museum.

Latest Events and Calls

13. April 2021 08:00 - 30. April 2021 23:59
CfP - WorkshopsPrecarious Archives, Precarious Voices: Expanding Jewish Narratives from the Margins
“Like belongings washed upon the seashore, testimonial objects of survivors – albums, collages, sketches, difficult to decipher manuscripts – are being collected and, because of the precariousness inherent in their message and authenticity, they are passed from one to another.”Mona Kö...Weiterlesen...
13. April 2021 08:00 - 30. June 2021 23:59
CfP - WorkshopsNazis and Nazi Sympathisers in South America after 1945. Careers and Networks in their Destination Countries
Adolf Eichmann, Josef Mengele, Klaus Barbie, and Erich Priebke: These names are exemplary of the Nazi criminals who found refuge in South America after 1945. There, they either remained untroubled or were only made accountable for their crimes many years later. Investigations into th...Weiterlesen...
19. April 2021 14:00 - 21. April 2021 18:00
WorkshopÜberlebendenverbände. Erinnerungsgemeinschaften und politische Akteure im Kalten Krieg
„Nie wieder!“ – dieser Ruf, als Motto auf zahlreichen Veranstaltungen wie den Befreiungsfeiern in den Konzentrationslagern zu hören bzw. auf Transparenten und Plakaten seit 1945 zu lesen, war zentraler Ansporn und zentrales Motiv für vielfältige Aktivitäten von Überlebendenorganisatio...Weiterlesen...
22. April 2021 18:30
Simon Wiesenthal LectureLarry Wolff: Woodrow Wilson and the Remapping of Eastern Europe. Majorities, Minorities, and Plebiscites This lecture will address some of the complications that followed from Wilson’s articulation of the principle of national self-determination for the remapping of Eastern Europe. Wilson, who never visited Eastern Europe and barely thought about th...Weiterlesen...

Roland Clark

Research Fellow (10/2019-01/2020)


Schools of Hate. Antisemitic Student Organisations in 1920s Austria


CLARKThis project examines a wave of antisemitic riots that swept through universities in eleven European countries during the early 1920s. Between 1919 and 1923, antisemites violently campaigned for student control of the universities, attacked Jews, and supported extremist right-wing parties. I situate these riots within structural changes that took place in European universities after the First World War, analysing how the relatively sudden nationalisation and democratisation of universities charged everyday practices of teaching and learning with ethnic and political meanings. As sites of cultural reproduction, universities became hotly contested spaces where young people tried to impose their agendas on politicians and other elites.


I approach individual movements as local expressions of a transnational cycle of protest. Focussing on grievances, repertoires, political alliances, opportunity structures, and transnational flows allows me to reconstruct the entire cycle of protest in a coherent manner without minimising the importance of local contexts.


Roland Clark is a Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Liverpool. His research and teaching focus on the cultural history of modern East-Central Europe, with a particular interest in fascism, social movements, violence, gender, theology, and lived religion. His first book, Holy Legionary Youth. Fascist Activism in Interwar Romania (Ithaca 2015) approaches Romanian fascism by asking what activism meant to young Romanian men and women.


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