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Due to legal reasons the archivelibrary, and museum are closed from 26 December 2020 to 8 February 2021.

 

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20. January 2021 08:00 - 27. January 2021 23:59
FellowshipsCall for Fellowships 2021/22
Fellowships 2021/2022 at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) invites applications for its fellowships for the academic year 2021/2022. The VWI is an academic institution dedicated to the research and...Weiterlesen...
20. January 2021 15:00
VWI invites/goes to...Marta Havryshko: War on Women's Bodies. Sexual Violence during the Holocaust in Ukraine
VWI invites Helga Amesberger Sexual violence was one of the most horrific parts of women's everyday lives during the Holocaust. The presented research project analyses the causes, locations, patterns, forms, dynamics, and consequences of sexual violence perpetrated against Jewish gir...Weiterlesen...
27. January 2021 17:00
VeranstaltungWebinar zum Internationalen Holocaust-Gedenktag
https://zoom.us/j/93155265314?pwd=SUNRbWRDTjUrUW5FdmlhREZ5Wng0dz09 Am 27. Januar 1945 wurde das KZ Auschwitz befreit. Zum Internationalen Holocaust-Gedenktag laden _erinnern.at_ und das Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien (VWI) zu einem Webinar über das Arbeits- und Vern...Weiterlesen...
28. January 2021 18:30
Simon Wiesenthal LectureCaspar Battegay: Um-Deutung, Um-Erzählung, Dekontextualisierung. Die Shoah in der Gegenwart
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87650385118?pwd=VzJRUllGT0M4TWJkOTdoMm5LaStIUT09 Bei den Protesten gegen die Corona-Maßnahmen wurden Symbole des Holocaust wie der »Judenstern« in Anspruch genommen, um damit eine vermeintliche Marginalisierung abweichender Haltungen zum Ausdruck zu bringen....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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