Book: Tell it to your child – national socialism in the own family

For this project, it is crucial to understand that the Nazis did not emerge from a void like a horde of madmen and then disappear into it again. They were also not “others” who turned up from outside, but instead, came from the heart of society: our own fathers and mothers, grandparents, aunts, and uncles were “the Nazis.” Taking a step back, and from this wider perspective, also taking the nineteenth century into consideration, based on the concrete example of my extended middle-class family, it is possible to clearly reveal how the frequently disastrous interplay of nationalism, youth movement, reformation and purity fantasies, and no least modern science, etc., must have unfolded. My specific family is, in this regard, not at all special or unique. The “Reichel complex” project can, instead, serve as a model for many Austrian, German, and other European families that were involved in the Holocaust.

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Nationalism in the History of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Violence

At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute Monday-Wednesday, 10-12 July 2017   Nationalism Genocide Many

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MemScreen – An Art-Based Archive of Translation and Narration

project number: AR 96 Programm zur Entwicklung und Erschließung der Künste (PEEK) project lead: Friedemann DERSCHMIDT decision board: 2010/11/29 Abstract:

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4 x Sally in Jerusalem 7/2017

A synoptic portrait of Sally Perel, the Hitler Youth Salomon   At what point can each of us identify with racism and murderous thoughts? Can you be a victim and an oppressor at the same time? Is it possible to get rid of the fascism that surrounds us? “Jupp became a stalwart Hitler Youth. Sally feared Jupp. He was a deadly enemy! But to survive Sally had to become his own enemy. Jupp the Nazi has never left me.” Sally… Continue reading

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Puerto Rico: Desayuno Calle

Desayuno Calle is an action that promotes the use and the reinvention of public space in Puerto Rico. The mission is working to create value and positive use of public spaces to promote a sense of community in the island. The challenge consists of gathering a group of people, friends and strangers, for breakfast in a public area of the city. The first experiment of this action was designed in 1996 by the Austrian artist, Friedemann Derschmidt. The basic idea was to occupy abandoned and unusual public spaces of the city for eating and encouraging social interaction in them. So far we have held 30 breakfast events in various public spaces of the Puerto Rico.

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Profil; 2.12.2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Geliebter Todfeind Sally Perel führte in der NS-Zeit ein Doppelleben als Täter und Opfer. Die Vita des berühmten „Hitler­jungen Salomon” wird in Wien neu beleuchtet. VON WOLFGANG PATERNO Continue reading

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Radio Ö1 – Kulturjournal, 2.12.2016

Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Filminstallation “4xSally” im Jüdischen Museum Salomon Perel hat eine unglaubliche Lebensgeschichte: Er ist Jude und er war Nazi, am Ende war er Opfer und Täter zugleich. Bekannt wurde Sally Perel als “Hitlerjunge Salomon”, dessen Autobiografie auch verfilmt wurde. Im Jüdischen Museum ist am kommenden Montag die Filminstallation… Continue reading

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