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23. September 2021 08:00 - 01. November 2021 23:59
ChancenDas Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien (VWI) sucht ab 1. Dezember 2021 eine/n AchivarIn für seine umfangreichen historischen Aktenbestände.
Das von der Stadt Wien und der Republik Österreich geförderte Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien (VWI), an dessen Konzeption Simon Wiesenthal noch persönlich beteiligt war, widmet sich der Erforschung, Dokumentation und Vermittlung von allen Fragen zu Antisemitismus, Ras...Weiterlesen...
02. October 2021 18:00 - 03. October 2021 01:00
InterventionORF-Lange Nacht der Museen 2021
Nachdem letztes Jahr die ORF-Lange Nacht der Museen nicht stattfinden konnte, freuen wir uns, dass das Museum Simon Wiesenthal – Die Zukunft des Erinnerns heuer wieder Teil des Programms ist. Am 2. Oktober 2021 ist ab 18:00 Uhr das Museum im Erdgeschoss des Wiener Wiesenthal Instituts...Weiterlesen...
19. October 2021 18:30
BuchpräsentationDani Gal, An Elaborate Gesture of Pastness. Three films by Dani Gal, Berlin/Lausanne, 2021
Dani Gal’s films occupy a borderland where fiction and historical reconstruction mingle and where the past bears disturbing messages for the present. Focused on a series of events unfolding at the margins of our usual narratives of the Holocaust, Gal’s work challenges what we thought ...Weiterlesen...

Rasa Baločkaitė

Research Fellow (10/2019–03/2020)

 

Coping with Trauma among Descendants of Holocaust Perpetrators in Lithuania

 

BALOCKAITEWhile the Holocaust is articulated in Lithuania mostly at the political or historical levels, with a focus on historical details, political circumstances, public commemorations etc., this project aims to illuminate the psychological dimensions, namely how descendants of Holocaust perpetrators deal with their parents’ and grandparents’ pasts. The research was inspired by German literature on Nazi children (Jennifer Teege and Niklas Frank) and supported by Hannah Arendt’s idea that evil affects both sides equally, the victim and the perpetrator, and that trauma effects are transferred from one generation to another. The research is based on two books, Musiskiai (Our People, 2016) by Rūta Vanagaite and Mes nežudėme (We Did Not Kill, 2017) by Arkadijus Vinokuras, both consisting of conversations with the descendants of Holocaust perpetrators. The research explores emotional and psychological responses to the traumatising past, strategies of coping such as active forgetting, anger, denial, and rationalisation, the linguistic and narrative framing of the trauma, and the link between personal and collective or official narratives.

 

Rasa Baločkaitė Baločkaitė is Associate Professor of Sociology at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. Her scholarly interests include Soviet and post-Soviet studies. She was a Fulbright scholar at UC Berkeley in 2011 and a visiting fellow at the Centre for Contemporary History in Potsdam in 2013. Rasa Baločkaitė has published in leading journals such as Problems of Post Communism, Language Policy, and European History Quarterly. She has also written extensively on traumatic and post-traumatic experiences for Lithuanian media.

 

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