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Public Awareness

According to our objectives SABE aims to draw the public attention to the topic of active and passive Antisemitism, as it is deeply rooted in our society. To achieve this purpose SABE not only publishes academic papers, but also newspaper articles, organizes various public events and gives Interviews

Current Public Events

Lecture Series

Dealing with antisemitism in the past and present. Scientific organizations and the state of research in Austria.

This on-site series of talks (online participation is possible), presented by antisemitism experts from different organizations that research antisemitism using a variety of academic approaches, aims to provide a snapshot of historical evolutions, current events, prevalent perceptions and declared (and undeclared) attitudes. In this way, we wish this series to serve as a commentary on the context leading to the current situation and as an assessment of possible developments.

Organised by WU’s SABE (Studying Antisemitism in Business & Economy) and the VWI (Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies) presentations will be in English, followed by discussion (in English and German).

The lectures will take place on:

  • 7 May: 15:00 – 16:30: Workplace Antisemitism: Restitution of the Past, Engagement with the Present, Yochanan Altman and Johannes Koll (Vienna University of Economics and Business), at campus WU, Teaching Center, TC.4.03

  • 14 May: 15:00 – 16:30: Research on Post-1945 and Contemporary Antisemitism at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Gerald Lamprecht (Austrian Academy of Sciences & University of Graz) and Ljiljana Radonić (Institute of Culture Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences), at campus WU, Teaching Center, TC.0.03

  • 21 May: 15:00 – 16:30: Empirical Research of Antisemitic Prejudice: the Quantitative Approach. Methods and Problems, András Kovács (Central European University), at campus WU, Teaching Center, TC.0.04

  • 28 May: 15:00 – 16:30: Nazi Crimes and Anti-Semitism in History. The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, Jochen Böhler and Éva Kovács (Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies), at VWI, Rabensteig 3, 1010 Wien

  • 4 June: 15:00 – 16:30: Actively Archiving Antisemitism: 60 Years of the Documentation Center of Austrian Resistance, Andreas Kranebitter and Bianca Kämpf (Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance), at campus WU, Teaching Center, TC.0.04

If you are interested in participating on-site or online, please contact: Ursula.Nemeth@wu.ac.at with the following information:

  • Name

  • Institution

  • Contact tel. number

  • Email

  • I am interested to attend the following session(s)

                   7 May

                   14 May

                   21 May

                   28 May

                   4 June

If you participate online, please also register with Ursula Nemeth. You can listen to the lecture by clicking on the Teams link below. Please keep in mind that only the lecture part will be streamed, it is not possible to join the discussions online. 

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Newspaper Articles

Monika Polzin published an article "Die UNO spielt mit ihrer Glaubwürdigkeit" in the Austrian newspaper "Die Presse" reflecting on the actions taking by the UNO concerning 7th of October 2023. 

"Sie legte die Bombe im Kasino", an article by Johannes Koll and Frederik Lange in the German Newspaper "Die Zeit" bringing back to life the forgotten story of the Polish Jew Halina Karin that risked her life in the resistance against the German occupiers.

Johannes Koll investigated the honorary doctorates awarded by WU to Nazi sympathizers, and came across some very Austrian stories. "Ehre, wem keine gebührt" an article in the Austrian magazine "Falter". 


In the "Presse" podcast studio "125 Jahre WU: Wie sich die Universität ihrer NS-Vergangenheit stellt" WU Rector Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger sheds light on the dark years of the Vienna University of Economics and Business together with historian and archivist Dr. Johannes Koll.

Johannes Koll has given several interviews on the topic of how to deal with historically questionable academic honors. They include "Ehrendoktor und Nationalsozialist" and "Wem Ehre gebührt".