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    Christian Dürr


    Christian Dürr

    Dr. Christian Dürr studied Philosophy, History and Communication Theory at the University of Vienna. From 2001 he has been working as archivist and historian for the Mauthausen Memorial Archives, currently in the role of head curator. He was a member of the steering group for the conceptual redesign of the Mauthausen Memorial and is the curator of the current permanent exhibitions at the Mauthausen and the Gusen Memorial. He is also co-editor of the series “Mauthausen Studien” and “Mauthausen Erinnerungen”. In 2014 he was a research fellow at the Center for Genocide Studies at the University of Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires. His research interest focusses on the history of national socialist concentration camps, Memory Studies, and the Argentine Military Dictatorship.

    Publications include Memorias incómodas. El dispositivo de la desaparición y el testimonio de los sobrevivientes de los centros clandestinos de detención, tortura y exterminio [Uncomfortable memories. The dispositive of the disappearance and the testimony of the survivors of the clandestine detention, torture and extermination centers] Tren en Movimiento, Buenos Aires, 2017; “Verschwunden”. Verfolgung und Folter unter der argentinischen Militärdiktatur (1976-1983) [“Disappeared.” Persecution and torture under the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983)], Berlín, Metropol Verlag, 2016. Metropol Verlag, Berlin 2016. Novel: Die Befreiung oder Marcelos Ende [The liberation or Marcelo’s end], Bahoe Books, Vienna, 2019.

    Date: 11/10/2019
    Place: Mauthausen Memorial, Austria

    Interviewer: Marina Gržinić
    Filming: Valerija Zabret
    Editing: Marina Gržinić, Valerija Zabret