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)

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Criss Austin

Film digitization expert


National Archives and Records Administration

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David Banyasz

Master student, researcher and developer (automated text analysis)


TU Wien

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Helmut Berger

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


max.recall information systems GmbH

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Heinz Berger

Research support and administrative support


Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

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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

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Sema Colpan

Project Management, Ethics Manager, Brand Steward


Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

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Michael Dittenbach

Developer (development of the VHH-MMSI)


max.recall information systems GmbH

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Christian Dürr

Curatorial expert, main contact and representative of the Mauthausen Memorial


Mauthausen Memorial

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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 (until November 2020)


Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

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Natalie Filipiak

Editor (filmographic metadata: Cinematography of the Holocaust)


Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

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Ronald Genswaider

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


max.recall information systems GmbH

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Rasmus Greiner

Film expert


University of Bremen

Sarah Gruszka

Researcher (Soviet archives on the Holocaust, mainly textual and audio-visual documents)


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

Ronny Günl

Researcher


Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

Gabriele Hammermann

Senior advisor


Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (Stiftung Bayerische Gedenkstätten)

Allan Hanbury

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


TU Wien

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Daniel Helm

Researcher and developer (automated image analysis)


TU Wien

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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

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Anna Högner

Researcher and curator; expert for GLAM sector needs and results


Austrian Film Museum

Sebastian Hofstätter

PhD student, researcher and developer (automated text analysis)


TU Wien

Anja Horstmann

Researcher (films, photographs, text documents)


Justus Liebig University Giessen

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Stefan Huber

Film educator


Austrian Film Museum

Fabian Jogl

Master student, researcher and developer (automated image analysis)


TU Wien

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Martin Kampel

Supervisor (automated image analysis)


TU Wien

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David Kleingers

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


Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

Albert Knoll

Chief archivist of the Dachau Memorial


Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (Stiftung Bayerische Gedenkstätten)

Ulrike Koppermann

Researcher (films, photographs, text documents)


Justus Liebig University Giessen

Ralf Lechner

Head of Collections at the Mauthausen Memorial


Mauthausen Memorial

Talia Litvinov

Researcher (curation of popular culture content: literature & scanning) (until October 2020)


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Michael Loebenstein

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


Austrian Film Museum

Kevin Lutz

Development and supervision of digitization and preservation workflows


Austrian Film Museum

Anna Marakasova

PhD student, researcher and developer (automated text analysis) (until January 2022)


TU Wien

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)

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Marie Moutier-Bitan

Researcher (Soviet films and related documents about the Holocaust)


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

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Bernhard Mühleder

Educator, member of the pedagogic department at the Mauthausen Memorial


Mauthausen Memorial

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Vrääth Öhner

Film and media theorist, digitization expert


Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

Pia Pachinger

Ph.D. student, researcher, and developer (automated text analysis)


TU Wien

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Michael Paul

Identifying and managing stakeholders; exploitation and business strategy & planning


Austrian Film Museum

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Winfried Pauleit

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


University of Bremen

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Andreas Pesenhofer

Developer (development of the VHH-MMSI)


max.recall information systems GmbH

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

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Kristina Rose

Filmographic metadata expert


Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

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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

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Claudio Santancini

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


Austrian Film Museum

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Joachim Schätz

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


Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

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Michaela Scharf

Editor (VHH Website)


Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

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Fabian Schmidt

Researcher (curation of popular culture content: films), closely working with the team at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

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Bianca Sedmak

Editor (filmographic metadata: Cinematography of the Holocaust)


Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum

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Ingo Seidel

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


max.recall information systems GmbH

Mete Sertkan

PhD student, researcher and developer (automated text analysis)


TU Wien

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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

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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

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Shir Ventura

Research assistant


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Josef Weber

Master student, researcher and developer (automated text analysis)


TU Wien

Marcus Weber-Eberhardt

Administrative support


Austrian Film Museum

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Ulrike Weckel

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


Justus Liebig University Giessen

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Julia Marie Wittorf

Research assistant


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Lindsay Zarwell

Film expert


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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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)

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Jakob Zenzmaier

Key Researcher (vocabularies, film and text annotation)


Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital History (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

Nadja Šičarov

Quality check assistance


Austrian Film Museum