Was bleibt. Fragmente einer fortwährenden Vergangenheit / What remains. Fragments of a continuous past

Author: Marika Schmiedt
Publisher: ARTBRUT, Vienna
Content: 75 pages
Year: 2014

In the framework on the Nazis’ racial ideology Roma and Sinti were recorded, deported into extermination camps and finally murdered.

The author‘s family history allows the readers to understand that these were real persons, humans with their own unique biographies and histories of repression. It also aims at showing the consequences that persecution and murder had on the next generation. A multi-leveled correspondence creates a juxtaposition that not only challenges the reader to critically confront the evidence relating to the perpetrators but also supports emphatic understanding and differentiated self-reflection.

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.