Project Timeline

Antecedents to memorial project

  • 2002: “Earth Wound” project
  • 2004: Inherited family letters and documents originating from Vienna First trip of return to Vienna
  • 2006: First trip of return to Vienna
  • 2008: “Exiled Memory” project, permanently installed at University of Vienna’s Institute for Philosophy of Law Project


  • 2009: Idea for Danube Memorial Project
  • 2010-2013: Revisions give birth to The Vienna Project Public

Presentation and Preparation

  • March 2013: Press Release, Newsletter, Blog, Kickstarter campaign Research Seminar, University of Vienna, Spring 2013: Stencil and map development, Spring & Summer 2013 Law Seminar, University of Vienna, Summer 2013

Project Begins

  • October 23, 2013: Opening Events Odeon Theatre: “The Philharmonics” ensemble, readings from Robert Schindel and performance by Sandra Selimovic, and Parcours des Erinnerns/video projections by students of angewandte under the direction of Elisabeth Wildling along the Danube Canal Mapping Vienna and Sidewalk Installation Project Teaching Seminar, October 28, 2013: Performance Art November Pogromnacht events Smartphone app Survivor interviews, thematic tours, & community forums
  • May 7, 2014: Project mid-point: Community Forum Survivor Interviews Guided tours Performance Art
  • October 18, 2014:  The Vienna Project Closing Ceremony at the Austrian National Library Naming Memorial projections at Josefsplatz
  • Spring 2015: Academic Symposium in partnership with the Wien Museum and the Wiesenthal Institute
  • Fall 2015: Academic Symposium in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum NYC
  • Ongoing: Website and Smartphone app maintained