Zeitzeugin Katja Sturm-Schnabl @ GIBS

On 17 and 18 January Dr. Katja Sturm-Schnabl talked to the students of Year 5 about her childhood experiences during the time of the NS-regime in Austria. Dr. Katja Sturm-Schnabl was persecuted because she was a Carinthian Slovene and her family’s estate was taken away from them. The family was then deported and she spent the years until the end of the Second World War in a forced labour camp in Bavaria. For the students it was a unique opportunity to listen to and ask an eyewitness from this period questions to gain a deeper understanding of what life was like under the NS-regime.

If you are interested in the story of Dr. Katja Sturm-Schnabl’s life, here is a video interview with her:

An interesting book connected to this topic is: Maja Haderlap: Engel des Vergessens

Andrea Kettemann

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