Potential LIA Project on Holocaust Remembrance in Graz, Austria

The Graz branch of the Stolpersteine project, the world’s largest decentralised memorial commemorating victims of the Nazi regime, has offered to host a Laidlaw Scholar for a LIA project on the topic of remembrance culture.
Potential LIA Project on Holocaust Remembrance in Graz, Austria
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The Verein für Gedenkkultur in Graz (Association for Remembrance Culture in Graz) is a small NGO primarily engaged in researching biographies of local victims of the Nazi regime and organising Stolperstein memorials in their honour.  Stolpersteine (stumbling stones) is an art project by German artist Gunter Demnig, which has evolved into the world's largest decentralised memorial.

The Verein organises Stolpersteine ceremonies in Graz (nearly 300 have been placed in the first ten years) and the province of Styria (another approx. 50 so far). In addition, the organisation conducts school projects, guided tours, and publishes researched materials on their website.

Over the next 2-3 years, the Verein plans to focus on making materials available in English, expanding to international research platforms, strengthening global partnerships, and researching smaller victim groups (such as victims of so-called euthanasia).

If you are interested in working with the Verein, you can engage in existing projects or propose a new initiative within the association’s remit, provided that it can be financed. While the Verein invites scholars to spend time in Graz, hybrid or online contributions are also welcome. Assistance with finding accommodation can be provided for those coming to Graz. Knowledge of the German language is an advantage but not a requirement as such.

 

Contact:

Birgit Roth

Email: verein@stolpersteine-graz.at

Phone: +43 664 1553850

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