Styria and National Socialism / Graz

© Eugen Hauber (1938) / Multimediale Sammlungen/UMJ

25.11. 2022 – 31.12. 2023

National Socialism has shaped the biographies of people in all regions of its historical sphere of influence, whether Nazis or opponents. The exhibition „Styria and National Socialism“ in the Museum of History in Graz deals with these specifically regional aspects of the Nazi era.

A team of curators  and historians with  Heimo Halbrainer, Gerald Lamprecht, Christian Heuer and Bettina Habsburg-Lothringen is researching stories and biographies of people from all regions of Styria to trace the path of the country and its population into the so-called „national community“ of the Nazis, as part of a cooperation between the Museum of History and the Center for Jewish Studies at the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, the Department of History Didactics at the Institute for History at the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz and the history and education association CLIO

What was the role of people from Styria to the mass murders of the Nazi regime? What forms of resistance have there been? How was anti-Semitism stirred up in Styria and how was that reflected later? The exhibition shows how the families of many people who live in Styria today were directly affected by the Nazi era.

Steiermark und Nationalsozialismus
25.11. 2022 – 31.12. 2023
Museum für Geschichte Graz