Book presentation “Salzkammergut – Ausseerland”

Resistance and partisan movement 1943-1945 - a collection of material by Peter Kammerstätter

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Salzkammergut – Ausseerland
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Resistance and partisan movement 1943-1945 - a collection of material by Peter Kammerstätter

With Marion Wisinger and Wolfgang Quatember
Moderation: Günter Kaindlstorfer

This publication is a minor sensation. In 1978, Peter Kammerstätter, a contemporary history researcher from Linz, self-published what is probably the most important source to date on the subject of “Resistance in the Salzkammergut”.

In extensive interviews, the historian, who was born in 1911 and was himself a concentration camp prisoner during the Nazi era, asked resistance fighters from Ausseerland   and other places in the Salzkammergut about their experiences during the dark years of National Socialism. Resi Pesendorfer and Marianne Feldhammer were among Kammerstätter’s interviewees, as were Maria Plieseis, Alois Straubinger and Karl Gitzoller. More or less all publications on the subject of “Resistance in the Salzkammergut” that have appeared in recent years and decades refer to Kammerstätter’s “collection of materials”. 

 Now, finally, for the European Capital of Culture year Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024, Kammerstätter’s groundbreaking publication is available in a beautiful, representative book edition.
Moderated by Günter Kaindlstorfer (ORF), Wolfgang Quatember, Director of the Ebensee Museum of Contemporary History, and the author Marion Wisinger (Bad Goisern) discuss this important new publication. 
The filmmaker Maximilian Stelzhammer will show excerpts from his documentary film “Ich hab* nur meine Pflicht getan – Widerstand im Salzkammergut” (1988) during the evening. 

More about the book at

Macht und Tradition

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