An East European Studies (EES) lecturer has worked on the creation of a new and important historical exhibition in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Stephan Heidenhain, who lectures for the ‘Law’ module in M.A. Eastern European Studies helped create an important picture of anti-Nazi resistance in WWII. The exhibition, will be held in the ‘Documentation Archive of the Austrian Resistance’ (Dokumentationsarchiv des Österreichischen Widerstands) located in central Vienna close to the city’s historic Stephansdom.
The exhibition itself focuses on the resistance work of Marianne Golz-Goldlust an Austrian born in Vienna in 1895, who ended up joining a resistance group in Prague during WWII. This group helped Jews and other persecuted groups flee from Nazi-controlled areas of Europe. In 1942 however this resistance group was arrested by Nazi authorities and many of its members, including Marianne Golz-Goldlust were sentenced to death. The Vienna exhibit focuses mainly on the time of her detention, containing letters, photos and documents from the period leading up to her execution on 8 October 1943 in Prague Pankratz.
The exhibition will be open to the 27th of July this year, and admission is free.