Dr. Wolfgang Gasser

Studied history and Jewish studies in Vienna, Berlin and Jerusalem, graduated in 2001, worked for different Historic/Cultural projects (Institute for the History of Jews in Austria, Jewish Museum Hohenems, Vienna Kultusgemeinde).

From 2002 an advisor for applicants from Israel and Great Britain at the Austrian Reconciliation Fund for forced and slave labor and from 2005 to 2006 historian at the General Settlement Fund.

Since October 2006 at the Institute for the Jewish History in Austria responsible for the project: |1848 – Lived Revolution|, the diary of a Viennese Jewish journalist (27th August 1848 to 31st May 1850). Doctorate in Autumn 2009.

Since January 2009 Project leader of the project |Learning Space Synagogue|.

From Sept. 2010 to Oct. 2012 leading project member for the Sparkling Science-Project |Where have all the Jews gone – For example: St. Pölten. Migration and present times, displacement and memory|. Leading project member for the Sparkling Science-Project |The End of (My) Childhood? Kindertransporte (Refugee Children Movement) for the Rescue of Jewish Children and Youths from Austria 1938–1941| from 2013 to 2014. From 2015 to 2016 leading project member for the Sparkling Science-Project |De-registered. The forced displacement of the St. Pölten Jews to collection flats in Vienna, 1938–42.| From August 2017 to July 2019 leading project member for the Sparkling Science-Project |„Closed“ Institution? The Psychiatric Hospital Mauer-Öhling (Lower Austria) during National Socialism and in Collective Memory|. At the moment projext member for the Top Citizen Science-Project |Names, Graves and Memory. The Psychiatric Hospital Mauer-Öhling (Lower Austria) during National Socialism|.

Research focus: cultural and social history of the Austrian Jews in modrn times

|mail: Email to Wolfgang Gasser|

 

Publications

Lectures