Book presentation: Maly Trostinec – das Totenbuch: Den Toten ihre Namen geben
People from many different countries and parts of Europe were murdered by the Nazis in Maly Trostinec during World War II. But for few countries is Maly Trostinec as important as a place of remembrance as it is for Austria, because in no other place were there so many Austrian victims of the Shoah as there were there.
Following the conference documentation Ermordet in Maly Trostinec: Die österreichischen Opfer der Shoa in Weißrussland, Waltraud Barton has now produced a second book, Maly Trostinec – Das Totenbuch: Den Toten ihre Namen geben in memory of those killed in Maly Trostinec and as a testimony to the crimes committed by the Nazis. In the main chapter, “Den Toten ihre Namen geben,” 10,000 Jews from Vienna murdered between November 1941 and October 1942 are given something that has been missing to date in Maly Trostinec: a gravestone.
Waltraud Barton, born 1959, lives and works as an actress, culture manager, and mediator in Vienna. In 2010 she founded the association IM-MER (Initiative Malvine – Maly Trostinec erinnern), because there is nothing in Maly Trostinec to recall her relatives, who were murdered there by the Nazis. To ensure that Maly Trostinec and the crimes committed there remain implanted in the collective Austrian memory, she regularly arranges commemorative trips to Maly Trostinec, organizes conferences, such as “Maly Trostinec erinnern” in 2011, and gives talks in schools and other educational establishments.
On Totenbuch: Waltraud Barton (editor) and Reinhard Deutsch (Edition Ausblick)
On the deportation lists in the Austrian State Archive: Hubert Steiner (Austrian State Archive)
Readings from Totenbuch: KS Elisabeth Orth
Musical accompaniment: Martin Rummel
Free admission from 6.15 pm