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Josh Harle’s Digitization of Vienna’s Stolen Properties

Die Presse reports on Australian artist Josh Harle‘s latest exhibition as part of his tenure as artist-in-residence with the RIAT (Research Institute for Arts &Technology) in MuseumsQuartier.

Josh worked with Stephan to digitally map the locations of the expropriated buildings detailed in Stephan’s co-authored Our Vienna – Aryanisation Austrian style (Aufbau-Verlag, 2001). The book covers the systematic dispossession of Jews in Vienna from 1938 and lists the expropriations, district by district. Now, for the first time, you can see the scale of the theft and how Vienna is littered with properties stolen from their Jewish owners.

Josh will give a workshop at the Coded Cultures festival Vienna during 19-29 May 2016.

Stephan remains in jail for his efforts to reclaim a family property on behalf of his mother.

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The interactive version of the map, with details of former owners and the properties’ later profiters, can be found online here.