The presentation centers on one of the most difficult topics of post-war Austrian history: restitution of property. Beginning with an overview of the present-day activities of the department for art restitution it will go back in time to present the history of restitution of property in general with a special emphasis on art since 1945.
Linda Erker studied history at the University of Vienna and at the Free University of Berlin. She is member of the Department of Contemporary History at the University of Vienna and works as a researcher in the Department for Restitution Affairs at the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien (IKG). Her doctoral thesis focused on an historical comparison between the austrofascist regime (1933-1938) and the early franquism (1939-1956) from the perspective of the development of universities under fascists systems.
Stefan Wedrac studied history at the University of Vienna and works as a researcher at the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Historical Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He is lecturer at the IES Vienna. His research topics are Italian history, history of the Habsburg monarchy, history of science, history of law and history of health insurance.
When: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Where: Embassy of Austria | 3524 International Court NW | Washington, DC 20008
Admission: Free | Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-restitution-in-austria-an-ending-story-tickets-17764324573