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Eva Waibel
Junior Fellow (04/2013 – 09/2013)

Austro-Fascism, National Socialism and Holocaust in post-Nazi Theatre. Politics of History and Cultural Practice 1955-1970


WaibelThis research project focusses on the interchange of strategies of history of politics and cultural practice. The Viennese theatre will be analysed in order to research its role in the process of constructing history and identities regarding Austro-Fascism, National Socialism and the Holocaust in the time between 1955 and 1970. Discourse analysis and performance theory methods will be used in order to investigate theatre texts and productions of constructions of history and the Self. Furthermore, processes of production and reception will be analysed in the context of attempts to direct cultural politics and against the backdrop of political developments, antisemitism, xenophobia and restoration in the daily life of the 1950s and 1960s.


Eva Waibel studied Theatre, Film and Media Studies as well as History at the University of Vienna and the Free University Berlin. Since 2001, she has worked on concept and organization for various theatre and art projects in Vienna and Berlin. 2007 to 2010 she worked in marketing and cultural cooperation for the daily newspaper Der Standard. Since 2008 dramaturge in the independent theatre scene in Vienna.


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The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) is funded by:


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