THE RED ARMY IN THE POSTWAR OCCUPATION OF AUSTRIA, 1945-1955
Dr. Barbara Stelzl-Marx
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on War Consequences, Graz, Austria
When: 10 April 2008, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Where: The University of New Orleans, CenterAustria Conference Room ED 128
Dr. Barbara Stelzl-Marx has been research fellow and since the 2002 deputy director at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Research on War Consequences (BIK), Graz – Vienna – Klagenfurt. In 2005 she was awarded the prestigious APART-scholarship by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 1999–2000 she received an Erwin Schrödinger post-doc scholarship by the Austrian Science Fund to do research in Moscow, where she has returned to for many research trips since.
She is the author of Zwischen Fiktion und Zeitzeugenschaft. Amerikanische und sowjetische Kriegsgefangene im Stalag XVII B Krems-Gneixendorf (2000) – her prize-winning dissertation and some 80 scholarly articles.
She is also the coeditor with Stefan Karner and Alexander Tschubarjan of the two massive volumes of Die Rote Armee in Österreich Sowjetische Besatzung 1945–1955 (2005) – with a volume of documents (most of them from Russian archives) and a volume of essays, and with Günter Bischof and Stefan Karner of Kriegsgefangene des Zweiten Weltkrieges. Gefangennahme – Lagerleben – Rückkehr (2005). She is the editor of Unter den Verschollenen: Erinnerungen des sowjetischen Kriegsgefangenen Dmitrij Cirov an das Stalag XVII B Krems-Gneixendorf ( 2003).
Furthermore, Dr. Stelzl-Marx also lectured at the National World War II Museum Conference "Real to Reel".