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Reopening on 8 February


From 8 February 2021, the VWI's archive and library are accessible again. Registration via telephone or e-mail is required since the reading room allows only one person at the same time.

The museum can be accessed by a maximum of two people at the same time. In all cases a FFP2-mask is mandatory and also the minimum distance of two metres has to be guaranteed.

The institute can be reached by telephone from Monday to Friday 10:00-16:00: +43-1-890-15-14

Workshops & Conventions


The research plans and projects of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) require continuous discussion and in-depth academic consideration and fine-tuning.


The VWI workshops provide a forum for the in-depth discussion of the core research areas of the institute. These are determined by the International Academic Advisory Board in its position paper and in its recommendations, while the VWI also independently elaborates, formulates, and executes themes, ideas, and concepts. Externals experts are also frequently involved in the conceptualisation of workshops, with their academic institutions then moreover serving as partner organisations in the concrete event.


The format employed since 2011 – the date of the first VWI workshop – of employing a range of presentations partly solicited through a Call for Papers and partly through invitations extended to renowned experts for individual panels or as keynotes has proven most productive.


Beyond this, the VWI also involves itself financially or in content and organisation with various conferences which correlate with the profile of the institute.



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The Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal for Holocaust Studies (VWI-Tagung 2006)

From Wednesday, 7. June 2006 -  08:00
To Thursday, 8. June 2006 - 17:00

IFK, Reichsratsstraße 17, 1010 Wien


Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien (VWI)


Institut für Zeitgeschichte der Universität Wien (IfZ)
IFK Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften


Um den Gründungsprozess des neuen Wiener Wiesenthal Instituts für Holocaust-Studien (VWI) auch wissenschaftlich zu begleiten, veranstalteten zwei im Proponentenverein tätige Mitgliedsorganisationen – das Institut für Zeitgeschichte der Universität Wien (IfZ) sowie das IFK Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften – eine internationale Konferenz, die sich mit wichtigen Strömungen der aktuellen Holocaustforschung beschäftigt hat. Im besonderen wurde dabei auch auf das Memorandum von Simon Wiesenthal an die österreichische Bundesregierung aus dem Jahr 1966 eingegangen, in dem dieser zur Verfolgung österreichischer Naziverbrecher durch die Justizbehörden die wesentlichen Tatkomplexe des NS-Völkermords aufgelistet hat.

Konferenzsprachen: Deutsch und Englisch


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Avshalom Hodik (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien),

Lutz Musner (IFK, Wien),

Bertrand Perz (Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Universität Wien),

Ingo Zechner (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien)


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