The Institute was founded by Klaus Lohrmann with the assistance of federal and regional authorities in 1988, a symbolic date half a century after the German „Anschluss“.

The Institute for Jewish History in Austria (INJOEST) has been associated with the |Institut für österreichische Geschichtsforschung| (IÖG at the University of Vienna) since 2011. Our research projects are therefore integrated into the task profile of the IÖG. INJOEST Director Dr. Martha Keil is mandated with the implementation of these tasks. The legal entity representing the INJOEST remains the non-profit supporting organisation of the same name.

The Institute employs the director, a secretary and eight staff members.


The Institute for Jewish History in Austria