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01. October 2022 08:00 - 31. January 2023 23:00
CfP - WorkshopsThe 1952 German-Jewish Settlement and Beyond. New Perspectives on Reparations During and After the Cold War
On 10 September 1952, the Federal Republic of Germany, the State of Israel, and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany signed a historic agreement in Luxembourg, according to which Germany was to pay Israel the costs for “the heavy burden of resettling so great a num...Weiterlesen...
01. October 2022 08:00 - 13. January 2023 23:59
FellowshipsCall for Fellowships 2023/24
Fellowships 2023/24 at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) (german version below) The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) invites applications for its fellowships for the academic year 2022/2023. The VWI is an academic institution dedicate...Weiterlesen...
01. October 2022 08:00 - 20. October 2022 23:59
ChancenDas Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien (VWI) sucht zum sofortigen Eintritt eine:n Projektassistent:in
(Englisch below) Das EU-Projekt European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) ( EHRI ist ein multinationales Konsortium mit dem Ziel, eine nachhaltige, state-of-the-art Forschungsinfrastruktur für Holocaust-Studien zu entwickeln, Repositorien sowie d...Weiterlesen...
01. October 2022 18:00 - 02. October 2022 01:00
InterventionORF-Lange Nacht der Museen am VWI
Simon Wiesenthal (1908–2005) widmete sein Leben nach dem Holocaust der Aufklärung und Strafverfolgung von NS-Verbrechen. Das Museum im Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien (VWI) lädt dazu ein, die Bedeutung von Wiesenthals Dokumentationsarbeit für die Holocaust-Forschung...Weiterlesen...
05. October 2022 15:00
VWI invites/goes to...+++CANCELLED+++ Christoph Dieckmann: Shoah, Warfare and Occupation 1938-1945
VWI goes to Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies Historians have long examined the complex, close relationship between the Holocaust and the German war effort. Using Lithuania as a case study, Dieckmann takes a new look at this relationship that includes German occupatio...Weiterlesen...
20. October 2022 18:30
Simon Wiesenthal LectureGideon Reuveni: The Phantom Giant And The No-Key Gate. The German-Jewish Settlement And The Holocaust
When on September 10, 1952, the Federal Republic of Germany, the State of Israel and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany signed a reparation agreement in Luxembourg, this settlement was considered historical. Official publications from both sides portrayed it as a...Weiterlesen...
27. October 2022 15:00
Alma Mater RevisitedNorman Domeier: Weltherrschaft und Völkermorden. Die Lochner-Version der Hitler-Rede vom 22. August 1939 als Schlüsseldokument nationalsozialistischer Weltanschauung
Alma Mater Revisited Eigentlich sollte die Geheimrede Hitlers vor der Wehrmachtführung am 22. August 1939 auf dem Obersalzberg zu einem zentralen Beweisstück des Nürnberger Prozesses 1945/46 werden. Denn in dieser Ansprache, wenige Tage vor dem deutschen Angriff auf Polen, hatte der ...Weiterlesen...

Research Fellowships 2020/2021 at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)


The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) invites applications for its research fellowships for the academic year 2020/2021.


The VWI is an academic institution dedicated to the research and documentation of antisemitism, racism, nationalism and the Holocaust. Conceived and established during Simon Wiesenthal’s lifetime, the VWI receives funding from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the Federal Chancellery as well as the City of Vienna. Research at the institute focuses on the Holocaust in its European context, including its antecedents and its aftermath.


Scholars who have completed their Ph.D. studies and have produced works of scholarship are eligible for receiving a research fellowship. Research fellows will be able to conduct research on a topic of their choice in the field of Holocaust studies at the institute. Beyond the research work itself, the stay at the institute is intended to encourage communication and scientific exchange among the fellows at the institute. Research fellows are expected to support the institute's academic work and provide research adjective and support to Junior fellows. Research fellows must be regularly present at the VWI.


Research projects are to focus on a topic relevant to the research interests of the VWI. Within this parameter, applicants are free to choose their own topic, approach and methodology. Fellows will have access to the archives of the institute. It is expected that fellows will make use of relevant resources from the collection in their research projects. Research results will be the subject of formal fellow’s discussion and will be presented to the wider public at regular intervals. At the end of their stay, fellows are required to submit a research paper which will be peer-reviewed and published in VWI‘s e-journal S:I.M.O.N. – Shoah: Intervention. Methods. Documentation.


Research fellowships are awarded for a duration of between six and eleven months. They will have a work station with computer and internet access and will receive a monthly stipend of € 2,200. In addition, VWI will cover housing costs during the fellowship (up to € 700) as well as the costs of a round-trip to and from Vienna (coach class airfare or 2nd class train fare). There is an additional one-off payment of € 500 available for research conducted outside of Vienna or photocopying costs outside of the institute, where applicable.
Research fellows will be selected by the International Academic Advisory Board of the VWI.


Applications may be submitted in English or German and must include the following documents:


  • completed application form,
  • a detailed description of the research project, including the research objectives, an overview of existing research on the topic and methodology (12,000 characters max.)
  • a list of publications and a CV with a photo, if not already included in application form (optional)

Please send your application in electronic format (in one integral *.pdf-file) with the subject header “VWI Research Fellowships 2020/2021” by 12 January 2020 to:


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If you do not get confirmation that we have received your proposal, please contact us.


Future research fellows are advised to endeavour to finance a part of their fellowship via a stipend from the Stipendienstiftung der Republik Österreich and to submit an application to this end after they have received notification of being awarded their fellowship.

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