Ingo Zechner

Ingo Zechner, born 1972, is a philosopher and historian, who has been serving as Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society (LBIGG, in 2019 transformed into the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History, LBIDH) in Vienna since 2015. He was an academic staff member at the Jewish Community Vienna (2000–2008), the Head of the Community’s Holocaust Victims’ Information and Support Center (2003–2008), and the founding Business Manager of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, VWI (2009). 2013–2016 he was the Associate Director of the IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies. Since 2010 he has been a project manager and participant of several research projects, including the project “Ephemeral Films: National Socialism in Austria” (2011–2016), jointly directed with Michael Loebenstein, and the Horizon 2020 project “I-Media-Cities” (2016–2019). Working on American Liberation Footage he was the Raab Foundation Fellow at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC (2013). He has published two books (on philosophical aesthetics and post-structuralist philosophy), co-edited four volumes, two journals, as well as one exhibition catalogue, and written articles on film, literature, music, archival theory and practice, Holocaust studies and Jewish history.

Participation in Public Deliverables

D2.1 Advanced Digitization Tool Kit


D2.2 Literature Database


D3.1 Definition of Engagement Levels, Usage Modes, and User Types


D3.2 Mind Map Visualizing Multimodal Curating


D3.3 Ethics Guideline


D4.1 Controlled Vocabularies Specification


D4.2 Metadata Integration Concept


Participation in Events

Pre-Kick-off Meeting


Friday, 19.10.2018, 09:15 to Saturday, 20.10.2018, 18:00

Smooth Transitions where there are none. Liberation Footage and the Holocaust


Friday, 30.11.2018, 11:00

Kick-off Meeting


Wednesday, 27.02.2019, 09:15 to Friday, 01.03.2019, 20:00

Advanced Digitization


Wednesday, 20.03.2019, 09:30 to Friday, 22.03.2019, 16:00

Curation of Engagement Levels


Monday, 20.05.2019, 09:00 to Tuesday, 21.05.2019, 17:00

Archival Research


Wednesday, 12.06.2019, 13:30 to Thursday, 13.06.2019, 18:00

Taxonomy of Relations


Monday, 19.08.2019, 13:30 to Tuesday, 20.08.2019, 17:00

Archival Research in Eastern European Archives


Monday, 14.10.2019, 13:30 to Tuesday, 15.10.2019, 17:00



Monday, 21.10.2019, 09:00 to Tuesday, 22.10.2019, 16:00



Thursday, 21.11.2019, 13:45 to Friday, 22.11.2019, 17:00

Bilder der Befreiung. Liberation Footage - Atrocity Pictures

Screening and Discussion

Monday, 09.12.2019, 10:00 to Monday, 09.12.2019, 12:00

Allied Attempts to Cover Nazi Crimes on Film. What Questions can the Footage Answer?


Friday, 13.12.2019, 10:30 to Sunday, 15.12.2019, 13:00



Thursday, 13.02.2020, 13:15 to Friday, 14.02.2020, 17:30

NonAV Metadata (Citavi)


Wednesday, 27.05.2020, 13:00 to Wednesday, 27.05.2020, 17:00

Participation in Media Reports

Filmdokumente des Holocaust werden digital aufbereitet

Der Standard, Thursday, 02.08.2018

Neuartiges Archiv für Holocaust-Filme, Thursday, 02.08.2018

Stumme Bilder des Holocaust sichtbar machen

Die Presse, Saturday, 04.08.2018

Online-Archiv zu Holocaust-Dokumenten geplant

ORF-Radio Ö1, Wissen aktuell, Thursday, 02.08.2018

Project Coordinator, Work Package Leader, member of the Management Board, LBI team leader, researcher
Hofburg, Batthyanystiege, Mezzanin, 1010 Vienna – Austria