Historians, sociologists and social designers develop a concept for a memorial tour, conveying the history of Hungarian Jewish forced labor in Vienna 1944/45. The tour visits several sites of forced labor in the city that were researched and understood in depth also relying on survivors’ interviews. These places are often known, but not for this part of their history.
Developing a concept of participative remembrance in which the personal approach is central and where a connection is formed between the journey in Vienna, the visited locations, the informative talks on sites, and the own perception of the visitor. Questioning our role within the commemorative culture regarding WW2 embedded in our historical context and understanding our objectives and current position in the present. The design of the tour is part of a big research project to uncover Hungarian Jewish forced labor in Vienna.
- Summer Term 2014
- Cooperation project with the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) Project members: Jessica Blank
- Sally Kotter
- Éva Kovács
- Anna Ilona Misovicz
- Béla Rásky
- Philipp Rohrbach