Ceremony Theresia Pesendorfer Square

Bad Ischl honours its strong women.

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Resi Pesendorfer
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Theresia Pesendorfer Platz will be opened with a ceremony on 9 May 2024 at 5 pm. The Historians' Commission will be present, as will the project manager Mario Friedwagner, the Mayor of Bad Ischl Ines Schiller and Elisabeth Schweeger, artistic director of the Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024. The event will be moderated by Gudrun Blohberger, educational director of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial. The ceremony will be accompanied by music from the Jelena Popržan Quartet.

The Theresia Pesendorfer Platz is to be used in future for events on various days of remembrance, such as International Women's Day. A memorial is also to be installed at Theresia Pesendorfer Platz.

How can women and their actions or their positive impact on the city be made more visible? Last year, a commission of historians dealt with this question and made recommendations for the naming of streets and squares. This research focused on women who had their centre of life in Bad Ischl and who were victims of the National Socialist terror regime or were in the resistance because of various aspects. One of these women was Theresia Pesendorfer: The ceremony for the project will take place on Europe Day, at the square named after her near the music pavilion in Bad Ischl’s Kurpark.
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Musikpavillon im Kurpark