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030078 SE Seminar: Austria in the Nazi era (2018W)

for diploma and doctoral students

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 20 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

15. 10 .: Preliminary discussion and topic assignment
29. 10 .: Introduction to scientific work
03. 12. and 10. 12 .: presentation days

Monday 15.10. 14:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SEM61 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG (Kickoff Class)
Monday 29.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Monday 03.12. 09:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Monday 10.12. 09:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar deals with the legal development of Austria during the Nazi period. Topics will be the "Anschluss" 1938 and its consequences for constitutional law, the impact on Nazi ideology on the development of jurisprudence as well as on the development of legislation and jurisdiction in the field of civil law and criminal law, the racist and political persecution in the Nazi era including the "Aryanization" and the restitution of seized property after 1945, finally the other measures for the "denazification" of Austria after 1945.

Assessment and permitted materials

The participants are required to do their own research, preparation and oral presentation of a scientific topic as well as the writing of a written paper.
The final grade results from both the oral and written performance. The correct oral presentation and formal design of the written work is as important as the content.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participants will be asked for a 20-minute-presentation. A PPP will be possible but is not mandatory. Participation on the presentation day is obligatory!
The written report has to fulfill the following criteria:

Examination topics

Will depend on the topic of the presentation.

Reading list

Will depend on the topic of the presentation.

Association in the course directory

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