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Archive, library, and museum will be accessible again

 

Archive, library, and museum will be reopened from Monday, 8 June 2020 at their usual opening hours. Due to the legal requirements (corona virus), the number of places in the reading room is limited and therefore confirmed registration is required:

Archive: rene.bienert@vwi.ac.at
Library: barbara.grzelak@vwi.ac.at

 

Up to four persons at the same time are allowed to visit the Museum.

 

The safety is our top priority.
We kindly ask you to bring your own mouth and nose mask and wear it during your stay.
Hand disinfectants are available at our locations.

Events

 

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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Simon Wiesenthal Lecture
Enzo Traverso: Rethinking Primo Levi
   

Thursday, 12. December 2019, 18:30 - 20:00

Dachfoyer des Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchivs, 1010 Wien, Minoritenplatz 1

 

One century after the birth and more than three decades after the death of Primo Levi, the time has come to go beyond his posthumous canonisation, and to   historicise his life and work by considering the distance that separates us from  his age. This means carefully distinguishing between his own present and the current uses of his writings. Whereas the destiny of a classic author is to be permanently reinterpreted, this reassessment sometimes results in significant misunderstandings,  which are the topics of Enzo Traverso’s lecture. He will analyse respectively Primo Levi’s position in Italian culture, his definition as a Jewish writer and his role as a literary witness of the Holocaust.

Enzo Traverso is the Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in the Humanities at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. His work deals with modern European intellectual history. His books, all translated into many languages, include The New Faces of Fascism (2019); Left-Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History and Memory (2017); and Fire and Blood: The European Civil War 1914-1945 (2016).

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