Resistance against National Socialism and its intergenerational transmission in Austrian families

Resistance against National Socialism existed: for different reasons and to varying degrees, individuals demonstrated actions oppositional to Nazism. As part of a multigenerational biographical research, the project poses the question for the first time about the impact of those actions on the lives of children: In what way are such experiences passed on to the coming generations, thus influencing their biographical course? In this context, another question is also asked of if and how such acts of resistance have been remembered by the family. In addition to oral tradition, emphasis is also placed on the influence of non-verbal memory such as photographs.

May 2013-December 2016

Herta-Firnberg Programme, FWF (Austrian Fund for the Promotion of Scientific Research)