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History in Stories: Points of Flight – Moving Life Stories between Europe and the Middle East

  • Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheegasse 11 1010, Vienna Austria (map)
© JMW / Sebastian Gansrigler

© JMW / Sebastian Gansrigler

This new teaching material from presents life stories with flight and migration experiences in an exemplary way. The focus here is on the intertwining of German and Austrian history with the history of the Arab-Jewish Middle East. For this purpose, seven life stories were compiled and didactically developed through six learning modules in order to make history accessible through biographies from an individual point of view and to discuss structural-historical and political processes, identity images and different narratives. The central groups of topics are: flight and migration, as well as racism and anti-Semitism. The topics are dealt with in the context of the history of National Socialism and taking into account the consequences of historical European (Middle East) politics.

Axel Schacht, a staff member of, explains the concept underlying the new material of the intertwining historical approach and introduces the material set and its learning modules and biographies.
Hannah Landsmann adds the educational program “Flucht. Geschichte. Gegenwart (“Flight. History. The Present”), which likewise makes approaches to flight, history and the present day possible through biographies.

An event of the Jewish Museum Vienna in cooperation with

The “History in Stories” events take place at the Jewish Museum Vienna, Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Vienna. For each of the events, we will issue confirmations of participation.
They are considered continuing education events in the sense of the Federal Ministry of Education (BMB).

Teachers are admitted free of charge and interested visitors can take part in the guided tour with a valid exhibition ticket.

Advance booking requested: Tel.: +43 1 535 04 31-1537 and -1538 or e-mail: