Murdered in Maly Trostinec

Editor: Waltraud Barton
Publisher: nap (new academic press)
Content: 178 pages
ISBN: 978-3-7003-1845-3
Year: 2012

The Austrian victims of the Shoa in Belarus

Nowhere else were so many Austrian victims of the Shoa murdered by National Socialists as in Maly Trostinec, Belarus. Yet, this spot near Minsk is barely known in Austria and has not yet been anchored as a place of annihilation in Austria’s collective memory.

The organization IM-MER (founded by Waltraud Barton in 2010) has made it its task to preserve the memory of the Austrians deported to Minsk and Maly Trostinec during the Second World War and therefore organized a conference on the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the mass deportations from Vienna to Belarus on 28 November 1941. From 28 to 29 November 2011 the conference Maly Trostinec erinnern (Remembering Maly Trostinec) took place at Wien Museum in Vienna. Besides the narratives of three Belarussian survivors of the ghetto in Minsk, the book collects the most important academic conference papers, which directly deal with deported Austrians in the years 1941 and 1942 in Vienna and Belarus, and inquires about their perpetrators. The publication includes contributions by Alfred Gottwaldt, Kuzma Kosak, Claudia Kuretsidis-Haider, Bertrand Perz, Dieter Pohl, Babette Qunikert, Petra Rentrop and Sybille Steinbacher.

This publication is available at ERSTE Foundation Library.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.