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The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) organises academic events in order to provide the broader public as well as an expert audience with regular insights into the most recent research results in the fields of Holocaust, genocide, and racism research. These events, some of which extend beyond academia in the stricter sense, take on different formats ranging from small lectures to the larger Simon Wiesenthal Lectures and from workshops addressing an expert audience to larger international conferences and the Simon Wiesenthal Conferences. This reflects the institute’s wide range of activities.


The range of events further extends to the presentation of selected new publications on the institute’s topics of interest, interventions in the public space, the film series VWI Visuals, and the fellows’ expert colloquia.



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Collective Violence, Antisemitism and Social Conflict in Modern Eastern Europe

Monday, 22. January 2018, 10:00 - 16:00

Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien (VWI) 1010 Wien, Rabensteig 3, Research Lounge


Collective Violence, Antisemitism and Modernity

Pavel Kolář (European University Institute, Florence), State Violence in Peaceful Times
Natalia Aleksiun (Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies, New York), In the Aftermath: Anti-Jewish Violence in Eastern Galicia in the Summer and Spring of 1944
Michal Frankl (Masaryk Institute, Prague), Performing Citizenship of a Nation State? Anti-Jewish Riots in Prague, 1918-1919
Vassili Schedrin (Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario), Theatre as Politics in Stalin’s USSR. Case of Solomon Mikhoels (1890-1948)

Discussion and debate

Post-1945 Antisemitism (Research Reports from Participants of the Collective Project)

Valentin Sandulescu (University of Bucharest), Romania
Péter Apor (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest), Hungary
Ivica Búmová (Comenius University, Bratislava) and Michala Lončiková (Comenius University, Bratislava), Slovakia
Tamás Kende (Budapest/Kisoroszi), The USSR

Discussant: Jan C. Behrends (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam)

Organised by the project group “Post-WWII Antisemitic Pogroms in East and East Central Europe: Collective Violence and Popular Culture”

Funded by:

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