Facts and myths about saving the treasures

28th and 29th of September 2016, Altausee

Workshop “In Memoriam Katharina Hammer”: “Glanz im Dunkel” (Shine in the Darkness) is the title of her research-documentation. It covers saving the art treasures in Salzkammergut at the end of World War II., watching it from different aspects and standpoints. The first edition was made already in 1986. Dr. Katharina Hammer, 89 years old, died on the 17th March of 2016 and she worked many years for the agenda of Nazi-Art-Robbery. Historians and provenience researchers from Austria and Germany will discuss die actual knowledge of the research saving the art treasures in Salzkammergut. Later on there will be published the result of this workshop in a special brochure.


Place: cultural-room of the local community of Altaussee

Presentation: Univ.-Prof. Karin Schmidlechner, Institute for History on the University of Graz

Wednesday, 28. September

From 10:00 o'clock the converence-office in the Gemeindeamt (vor dem Kultursaal)ist open

13:30 arriving of the subscribers

14:00 Opening and Greetings

14:15 August Grubhofer to the life of Katharina Hammer

14:30 statements of Monika Löscher, Anneliese Schallmeiner, Birgit Schwarz and Gerhard Jagschitz

Subsequently discussion

17:15 end of the first day of the workshop

19:00 dinner hosted by the cultural department of the government of Styria

Thursday, 29. September

9:00 o'clock: continuation of the workshop

summary of the working-results of Wednesday

9:30 statements of Wolfgang Quatember, Helmut Kalss, Dorothee Schneider, Andre Leers

11:00 roundtable with eyewitnesses Johann Linortner, Hans Matlas, Gabriele Simentschitsch and Franz Weißenbacher

12:30 to 13:30 lunch break (snacks and beverages are served in the house)

13:30 continuation of the workshop

16:45 summary of the working-results

19:30 theatrical performance of a Kaltenbrunner-play in the cultural-room of the local community