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Symposium on Dictatorship and Resistance

"Guard of Honour"(c) Chen Ping

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the execution of the first resistance fighters against the Nazi regime, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights, the Institute for Constitutional and Administrative Law of the University of Vienna and the association "Justizgeschichte & Rechtsstaat“ commemorate the victims and resistance fighters within the framework of the Symposium "Diktatur und Widerstand" (Dictatorship and Resistance). The symposium will take place from June 29 to July 1, 2022 at four locations in Vienna.

In addition to readings from letters written by resistance fighters in prison, the Austrian resistance fighter and survivor of the Nazi regime, Käthe Sasso, will also describe her impressions. In addition, relevant scientific questions will be highlighted and discussed during the symposium. The symposium will also include the opening of the exhibition "Democracy - Human Rights - Rule of Law" curated by the association "Justizgeschichte & Rechtsstaat“ at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights.

The program of the symposium is available in the download area below.


To participate in the symposium, registration is required. To register, please follow this link.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our colleague Andreas Sauermoser at


Click here for the livestream of the panel discussion "Civic education – the basis of democratic constitutional states in the European Union". 
Date: Wed, June 29, 2022
Time: 10:30-13:30 

Click here for the livestream of the entire conference on Friday
Date: Fri, July 1, 2022
Time: 9:30-13:30

Wednesday, 29. June 2022 (All day) to Friday, 1. July 2022 (All day)
Haus der Europäischen Union, Landesgericht für Strafsachen Wien (Großer Schwurgerichtssaal) and Juridicum (University of Vienna - attic floor)