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070177 PS BA-Proseminar - Silence and Remembrance (2021W)

The Problem of National Socialism in Austria after 1945

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work
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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 06.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 13.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 20.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 27.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 03.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 10.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 17.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 24.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 01.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 12.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 19.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 26.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The Second World War and National Socialism affected everyone, but the consequences were very different and largely depended on which group each individual belonged to. After 1945, perpetrators, victims and followers tried to redefine their position in society. The “victim thesis” related to individual social groups as well as the state of Austria was often claimed in a paradoxical way and sometimes played off against other groups. The SE examines the change in rival historical images and the associated memory-political and cultural practices in the post-war decades. It looks at individual events such as the “Borodajkewycz Affair”, the “Kreisky-Peter-Wiesenthal Affair” or the year of commemoration in 1988 and the “Waldheim case”. The aim is to ask what factors contributed to the fact that Austrian society was late in becoming involved in the Nazi reign of terror in comparison to the Federal Republic of Germany. Last but not least, the change in signs of remembrance culture (memorial plaques, academic honors, street names, etc.) will be analyzed and related to the SE topic.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation (reading, discussion, group work), the presentation of a topic chosen in consultation with the course instructor and its written elaboration of 10-15 pages form the necessary basic requirements for the positive conclusion of the PS. A handout is expected for the presentation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participation in discussions: 20%
Presentation of sources: 10%
Oral presentation: 30%
PS thesis: 40%

Examination topics

Reading list

Bauer, Kurt: Die dunklen Jahre: Politik und Alltag im nationalsozialistischen Österreich 1938 bis 1945, Frankfurt/M. 2017.

Pinwinkler, Alexander/Thomas Weidenholzer (Hg.): Schweigen und erinnern: das Problem Nationalsozialismus nach 1945, Salzburg 2016.

Pinwinkler, Alexander/Johannes Koll (Hg.): Zuviel der Ehre? Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf akademische Ehrungen in Deutschland und Österreich, Wien-Köln-Weimar 2019.

Pirker, Peter: Erinnerungskultur im Umbruch. https://medienportal.univie.ac.at/uniview/wissenschaft-gesellschaft/detailansicht/artikel/erinnerungskultur-im-umbruch/ (7.1.2019).

Tálos, Emmerich/Ernst Hanisch u.a. (Hg.): NS-Herrschaft in Österreich, Wien 2000.

Association in the course directory

Schwerpunkte:
Österreichische Geschichte 2, Wirtschafts- und
Sozialgeschichte, Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte,
Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung

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