Americans in Vienna, 1945-1955

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April 27, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Contemporary History, Eastern Europe History / Studies, European History / Studies, German History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies

Americans in Vienna: 1945-1955
Tuesday, 27 April 2021

(All times are Israel time)

Via Zoom, please register here to participate:


15:00 Greetings: Austrian Embassy
15:10 Introduction: Botstiber Institute and CAGS

15:20 Key note: Guenter Bischof, Americans in Vienna, 1945-1955

16:00 Intelligence and Espionage
Nathan Marcus: The"Austrian Incident” of 1949
Dieter Bacher: Facing the “most active” enemy - Operational methods of Czechoslovakian intelligence services in post-war Vienna and possible countermeasures as seen by US intelligence
Duncan Bare and Siegfried Beer: Along the Danube: American Intelligence’s Coming of Age in Vienna and Central Europe from 1945-1947/1950
Discussant: Peter Becker


17:30 Art and Culture
Anne Rothfeld: Eve Tucker versus Restitution Policy in U.S. occupied Austria
Anne-Marie Scholz: The Third Man as a historical resource for exploring the topic of Americans in Vienna, 1945-1955
Oliver Sukrow: „Stable, unstable, and mobile“ – Art exhibitions and the reception of US-American culture in postwar Vienna
Discussant: Frank Stern 

18:30 Occupation or Liberation
Anat Varon: Welcome to Vienna: The US Army’s Soldier’s Guide to Austria between Liberation and Nation-Building
Arvid Schors: Returning Home to an Alien Country. German-Speaking Jewish Emigrants as American Soldiers of Occupation in Vienna
Soonim Shin: Der Staatsvertrag und dessen privilegierte Behandlung Österreichs gegenüber Deutschland: Warum unterschrieb der „Amerikaner in Wien“ Llewellyn E. Thompson Jr. den Vertrag?
Discussant: Brigitte Bailer

19:30 End of Conference

Contact Info: 

Zentrum für österreichische und deutsche Studien
מרכז ללימודים אוסטריים וגרמניים
Center for Austrian and German Studies - CAGS
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Diller Building (74), Room 32

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