The Team

The Visual History of the Holocaust Team (the VHH Team) has some 50 dedicated members from various fields of expertise: film experts, historians, curators, developers and others.

VHH Kick-off Meeting, February 2019, Vienna | photo credit: Andreas Moser

Team Members

Wolfram Allinger-Csollich (terminated Sep 2020)

Project Management Office (user trials; communication, dissemination and exploitation). The participation of Wolfram Allinger-Csollich in VHH was terminated by September 30, 2020.


rtd services OG (terminated Sep 2020)

Heinz Berger

Research support and administrative support


Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

Helmut Berger

Work Package Leader, member of the Management Board, MAX team leader, developer (development of the VHH-MMSI)


max.recall information systems GmbH

Stephanie Billib

Digital strategies and social media expert, main contact and representative of the Bergen-Belsen Memorial


Bergen-Belsen Memorial (Stiftung niedersächsische Gedenkstätten)

Camille Blot-Wellens

Ethics advisor


Austrian Film Museum

Christian Breiteneder

Senior Advisor


TU Wien

Peter Bubestinger-Steindl

Metadata Manager, researcher and developer (development and implementation of the VHH-EFG Metadata Schema)


Austrian Film Museum

Sema Colpan

Project Management, Ethics Manager, Brand Steward


Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

Christian Dürr

Curatorial expert, main contact and representative of the Mauthausen Memorial


Mauthausen Memorial

Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann

Work Package Leader, member of the Management Board, HUJI team leader, researcher (curatorial concept, curation of popular culture content: films)


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Eleonore Emsbach

Filmographic metadata expert


Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

Ronald Genswaider

Frontend developer (development of the VHH-MMSI and of the VHH Website)


max.recall information systems GmbH

Rasmus Greiner

Film expert


University of Bremen

Gabriele Hammermann

Senior advisor


Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (Stiftung Bayerische Gedenkstätten)

Allan Hanbury

TUW-TA team leader, supervisor (automated text analysis)


TU Wien

Daniel Helm

Researcher and developer (automated image analysis)


TU Wien

Lital Henig

Researcher (curation of popular culture content: graphic novels & films)


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Kerstin Herlt

Film institutions expert, filmographic metadata expert (Cinematography of the Holocaust)


Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

Sebastian Hofstätter

Researcher and developer (automated text analysis)


TU Wien

Anja Horstmann

Researcher (films, photographs, text documents)


Justus Liebig University Giessen

Stefan Huber

Film educator


Austrian Film Museum

Martin Kampel

Supervisor (automated image analysis)


TU Wien

David Kleingers

Digital film platforms expert, filmographic metadata expert (Cinematography of the Holocaust), main contact and representative of DFF


Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

Ulrike Koppermann

Researcher (films, photographs, text documents)


Justus Liebig University Giessen

Talia Litvinov

Researcher (curation of popular culture content: literature & scanning)


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Michael Loebenstein

Deputy Coordinator, Work Package Leader, member of the Management Board, OFM team leader


Austrian Film Museum

Andreas Moser (terminated Sep 2020)

Project Management Office, Work Package Leader, rtds team leader (user trials; communication, dissemination and exploitation). The participation of Andreas Moser in VHH was terminated by September 30, 2020.


rtd services OG (terminated Sep 2020)

Bernhard Mühleder

Educator, member of the pedagogic department at the Mauthausen Memorial


Mauthausen Memorial

Vrääth Öhner

Film and media theorist, digitization expert


Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

Winfried Pauleit

Film theorist, living archives expert, team leader, main contact and representative of the University of Bremen


University of Bremen

Stefanie Pilzweger-Steiner

Research advisor, main contact and representative of the Dachau Memorial


Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (Stiftung Bayerische Gedenkstätten)

Valérie Pozner

CERCEC team leader, expert on Soviet film and related documents about the Holocaust, main contact and representative of CERCEC


Center for Russian, Central European and Caucasian Studies (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

Alexander Prenninger

Researcher, concentration camps expert, Citavi project coordinator


Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

Angela Rabing

Film expert


University of Bremen

Robert Sablatnig

Work Package Leader, member of the Management Board, TUW-CVL team leader (automated image analysis), main contact and representative of TU Wien


TU Wien

Claudio Santancini

Film digitization expert (digital film processing, Master Film Repository)


Austrian Film Museum

Joachim Schätz

Project Management (until February 2019), Ethics Manager (until February 2019), film expert, advisor


Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

Michaela Scharf

Editor (VHH Website)


Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

Bianca Sedmak

Editor (filmographic metadata: Cinematography of the Holocaust)


Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

Ingo Seidel

Scrum Master, developer (development of the VHH-MMSI)


max.recall information systems GmbH

Noga Stiassny

Researcher (curation of popular culture content: art)


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Leslie Swift

Film and Oral History expert


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Irina Tcherneva

Researcher (Soviet films and related documents about the Holocaust)


Center for Russian, Central European and Caucasian Studies (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

Alessandra Thiele

Project Management


Austrian Film Museum

Josef Weber

Master student, researcher and developer (automated text analysis)


TU Wien

Marcus Weber-Eberhardt

Administrative support


Austrian Film Museum

Ulrike Weckel

Work Package Leader, member of the Management Board, JLU team leader (research of films, photographs, and text documents)


Justus Liebig University Giessen

Lindsay Zarwell

Film expert


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Ingo Zechner

Project Coordinator, Work Package Leader, member of the Management Board, LBI team leader, researcher


Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

Jakob Zenzmaier

Key Researcher (vocabularies, film and text annotation)


Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)