I sordi austriaci e il Nazionalsocialismo


8 short films in Austrian Sign Language with German and English subtitles. Total playing time 220 min., Austria 2009

Research, script, directing, camera and editing: Verena Krausneker & Katharina Schalber

Narrator: Astrid Weidinger

The research project “Deaf Austrians in National Socialism” (May 2008 – April 2009) brought forth so far unknown historical facts about the harassed and discriminated Deaf minority in Austria. Verena Krausneker und Katharina Schalber produced a DVD that presents these facts and thus brings one aspect of Austrian Deaf history into focus.

In 8 thematically arranged chapters 24 Deaf eye-witnesses relate what they remember about the Nazi regime and WW 2: Deaf Clubs · Schools for the Deaf · Euthanasia · Forced Sterilisations · Shoa · Camps · War · Resistance

The DVD includes a glossary of important terms in ÖGS and German, as well as a list of important addresses and literature on the subject that can be downloaded.

Information: verena.krausneker AT univie.ac.at

The DVD has been sold out.
Therefore we decided to make the films available online.