Dr. Ingo Zachner Presents “Ephemeral Films: National Socialism in Austria”

Dr. Ingo Zachner


 NEW YORK, NY-February 10, 2015 – Baruch College will host a joint endeavor between the Austrian Film Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Thursday, February 19, at 5:30 p.m. in The Skylight Room at 17 Lexington Avenue (Room 306). Presented by the Jewish Studies Center, located in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, “Ephemeral Films” is a unique project which chronicles the rise of National Socialism in Austria from the early 1930s, through the “Anschluss” of Austria in 1938, to the war years. During this presentation, Dr. Ingo Zechner will discuss a series of short, mostly amateur film clips which date from the era. Through his analysis, he will contextualize this extremely volatile and harrowing period of history.

Dr. Zechner is a philosopher and historian by training. He previously served as an academic staff member at the Jewish Community Vienna, where he was named Head of the Community’s Holocaust Victims’ Information and Support Center. In 2009, he was the Business Manager of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI). In 2013 he spent six months as the Raab Foundation Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Currently he serves as Associate Director of the IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna. He has also been a participant and a Project Manager of several independent research projects, including the project “Ephemeral Films: National Socialism in Austria” which has been ongoing since 2011. He has published on philosophical aesthetics (Bild und Ereignis, 1999), post-structuralist philosophy (Deleuze. Der Gesang des Werdens, 2003), film, literature, music, archival theory and practice, and Holocaust Studies.

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