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Since 3 May 2021, the archive and library have been reopened to visitors with strict hygiene measures. Appointments are necessary. The museum is also open to the public again (max. three persons at the same time).

Latest Events and Calls

10. May 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...
10. May 2021 18:00
VeranstaltungOlaf Terpitz: From the margins? Challenges to and perspectives of European Jewish literature studies
Vienna Jewish Studies Colloquium Hosted by the Jewish Studies Program at Central European University and the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies Please click here to register This lecture focusses on the condition of contemporary European Jewish literature studies – i...Weiterlesen...
12. May 2021 15:00
VWI invites/goes to...Petre Matei: Roma Deportations to Transnistria During the Second World War: Between Central Decision-Making and Local Initiatives
VWI goes to the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance This presentation focusses both on long-term perceptions by law enforcement agencies such as the police and on the local attitudes towards Roma in interwar Romania. In this context, paradoxically, both nomadism and sedentari...Weiterlesen...
19. May 2021 15:00
VWI invites/goes to...Messan Tossa: Artefakte des Holocaust im afrikanischen Kontext
VWI invites the Institut für Afrikawissenschaften an der Universität Wien Die zunehmende Verflechtung von Welten aufgrund der Überwindung realer Distanzen geht Hand in Hand mit der Übersetzung lokaler Eigenheiten in globale Repräsentationsmuster. Aufgrund dieser virtuellen Distanzlos...Weiterlesen...
25. May 2021 17:00
VWI invites/goes to...Kateřina Králová: Family (Inter)Mission – Unaccompanied Child Refugees in Europe in 1940s-1950s
VWI goes to the Czech Centre Vienna At the threat of violent conflicts, children and minors are undisputable the most vulnerable targets of physical and political hostilities. More often than not, this forces their parents to an uneasy decision to ensure their security, even at the c...Weiterlesen...
26. May 2021 16:00
VWI invites/goes to...Gerald Steinacher: Forgive and Forget? Vatican Responses to the Nuremberg Trials and Denazification
VWI invites the Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Vienna The leadership of the Catholic Church, Pope Pius XII and his closest advisors, as well as many cardinals and bishops, were critical of the Nuremberg war crimes trials and denazification efforts after the S...Weiterlesen...

Katarzyna Person

Research Fellow (03/2020–07/2020)

 

The Search for Retribution as a Community Building Process Among Jews and Poles in the Postwar World. National and Transnational Aspects.

 

PERSONThis project discusses the cross-border aspect of the individual search for retribution for crimes committed during the Second World War in East-Central Europe. It focusses specifically on the immediate postwar response of Jewish prewar Polish citizens to individual wartime norm-violating behaviour, showing how people moved just before the Iron Curtain came down, how they dealt with their memories, and how they would go on to build new communities abroad. It thus focusses on individual agency in seeking revenge, taking into consideration gender, age, social status, and geographic location as key aspects in shaping this search.

 

Katarzyna Person is an assistant professor at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw specialising in Eastern European Jewish History. She has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and three books dealing with the Holocaust and its aftermath in occupied Poland.

 

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