The Medical University of Vienna and the University of Vienna are therefore organising an international scientific conference to mark the 80th anniversary and this will take place on Monday, 12 March 2018 (16:30 – 20:30 hrs) and on Tuesday, 13 March 2018 (9:00 – 17:45 hrs). The symposium will be held in the Van Swieten Hall of MedUni Vienna (Van-Swieten-Gasse 1a, 1090 Vienna).
The first day of the symposium on 12 March (start-time 16:30 hrs) is entitled "Well-Defended Democracy – 1938/2018".
Items on the agenda:
- Revolutionary forced repatriation and the political chameleon effect (Oliver Rathkolb, Institute of Contemporary History, University of Vienna)
- From occupation of the Rhineland to the Munich Agreement. Nazi revisionism and the European powers (Sibylle Steinbacher, Fritz Bauer Institute, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
- Panel debate with Wolfgang Schütz (Rector emeritus of the Medical University of Vienna), journalist Gudrun Harrer (Der Standard) and former Austrian Chancellor Franz Vranitzky, who was the first to qualify the hitherto officially upheld theory of Austria as a victim in his speech to the Austrian National Council on 8 July 1991. (Moderator: Marianne Enigl). This is followed on 13 March by a scientific symposium entitled: "Annexation in March 1938: consequences for medicine and society." The detailed programme can be found here
Following on from the symposium on 13 March (from 18:00 hrs) Christiane Druml and Markus Müller will open the exhibition entitled "The Vienna Medical Faculty 1938 to 1945" in the Josephinum, Collections of the Medical University of Vienna (Währinger Str. 25, 1090 Vienna).
Media representatives and interested members of the public are invited to join the discussion – admission is free.
Please register at: www.meduniwien.ac.at/tagung1938-2018
We will be happy to organise interviews with the speakers in advance for any media representatives who are interested.
Mag. Johannes Angerer
Medical University Vienna
Communication and Public Relations
Tel: +431 40160 - 11 501
Mobile: +43 664 800 16 11 501