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Exhibition: FINAL SITES BEFORE DEPORTATION Kleine Sperlgasse, Castellezgasse, Malzgasse

  • Amtshaus des Bezirks Leopoldstadt Karmelitergasse 9, 1st floor 1020 Vienna Austria (map)

Kleine Sperlgasse 2a, Castellezgasse 35, Malzgasse 7 and 16—these addresses in Vienna-Leopoldstadt are virtually absent in the collective memory. However, in the topography of the Shoah in Vienna and Austria, these are central locations. In 1941/42, four deportation collection camps were situated at these sites, where Jews were interned before deportation. Groups of approximately 1,000 persons each were transported from here on trucks to the Aspang Railroad Station. From February 1941 to October 1942, a total of 45 deportation trains departed for the ghettoes and death camps. The overwhelming majority of the Austrian Shoah victims were sent from the four collection camps to their death. The path to annihilation began in the very center of the city. The exhibition “Final sites before deportation. Kleine Sperlgasse, Castellezgasse, Malzgasse” reconstructs and conveys the meaning of these now almost forgotten last places before the deportation.

Scientific-curatorial team:
Monika Sommer, Heidemarie Uhl
research assitant: Dieter Hecht, Michaela Raggam-Blesch
design: GABU Heindl Architektur
graphic: Fuhrer Wien

With the friendly support of:

Advisory Council for the Commemorative Year 2018
District Council Leopoldstadt
Federal Chancellery Office
Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research
Federal Ministry of National Defence
Haus der Geschichte Österreich
National Fund of the Republic of Austria
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Cultural Sciences and Theatre History
Science Funding Unit, City of Vienna, MA 7
Fund for the Future of the Republic of Austria

Opening hours of the District Office Leopoldstadt
Mo, Tue, Wed, Fr: 7.30am-3.30pm / Thu: 7.30am-5.30pm
(except on holiday)

Source: Austrian Academy of Sciences