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Racheli Kreisberg: Simon Wiesenthal's Legacy

Donnerstag, 26. Jänner 2023, 15:00 - 17:00

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


Over the course of the last 25 years, Racheli Kreisberg’s genealogy research led to to the development of the Simon Wiesenthal Genealogy Geolocation Initiative (SWIGGI). SWIGGI is an innovative platform which assists people to identify the (exact location of) 19th and 20th century houses of their family members. SWIGGI focuses on the Galician towns Skala Podolska and Nadworna, nowadays in the Ukraine, (Ghetto) Lodz and its 250,000 Jewish inhabitants, Vienna, and the life before the war as well as the fate of its 65,000 transported Jews, the Netherlands and the deportation of its 104,000 Jews. Holocaust victims are commemorated via the Simon Wiesenthal Holocaust Memorial.

In this talk Racheli Kreisberg will present SWIGGI, the Simon Wiesenthal Holocaust Memorial as well as the deportation maps of the Viennese and Dutch Jews. Examples of prominent Jews, of elderly people, of children and of entire families will be demonstrated.

Racheli Kreisberg is an entrepreneur and an innovation expert. She serves as Innovation Attaché at the Netherlands Embassy in Israel and established the Israeli Dutch Innovation Center in 2016. Racheli Kreisberg is commemorating Simon Wiesenthal, her late grandfather. She develops the Simon Wiesenthal Genealogy Geolocation Initiative (SWIGGI), an innovative genealogy platform which links family trees to Google Maps, as well as the Simon Wiesenthal Holocaust Memorial (SW-HoMe) to commemorate Holocaust victims. Racheli Kreisberg holds a Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Molecular Microbiology and an Executive MBA from Tel Aviv University (TAU), and a M.Sc. in Chemistry (summa cum laude) from the Technion.

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