Days of Contemporary History in Braunau

The Days of Contemporary History in Braunau ( Braunauer Zeitgeschichte-Tage ) are annual conferences organized by the Association of Contemporary History since 1992, under the scientific management of Andreas Maislinger .

During the first two years the process of understanding and acceptance of the past was analyzed Nazi resistance to, dictatorships and other topics of general interest in contemporary history. From the 2004 edition the BTZ was specifically oriented in the history of the region of the Inn and Bavaria . In 2004 they discussed the cross-border exchange between Austria and Germany from 1933 to 1938, as well as the daily life between the two political systems of the time, and the differences and similarities of these neighboring regions.

From 23 to 25 September 2005 he analyzed the background of Parliament of Braunau , which briefly joined at that time to all walks of life under the slogan “better Bavarian dying to mingle with Austrian”.

In 2006 the theme was the figure of Johann Philipp Palm , a bookseller in Nuremberg shot by Napoleon to sell books attacking the figure of the French emperor.


  • 1992 – “Unwanted Legacy”: Bautzen, Braunau at the Inn, Dachau, Ebensee, Gori, Gurs, Hartheim, Kielce, Mauthausen, Offenhausen, Oswiecim, Predappio, Redl-Zipf, Theresienstadt, Vichy, Weimar, Wunsiedel
  • 1993 – “Prohibited Treatment”: prisoners of war and foreign workers
  • 1994 – “Displaced Borders”: Connecting and Leading
  • 1995 – “necessary Betrayal”: the case Franz Jägerstätter
  • 1996 – “Friendly neighbors”: Germany and German Austria
  • 1997 – “Go West”: fascination USA After 1945
  • 1998 – “Names Overwhelmed”: Name and Policy
  • 1999 – “Meeting necessary”: Albanians, Bosnians, Croats, Roma, Serbs
  • 2000 – “Separate roads”: Germans, Jews, Austrians, Czechs
  • 2001 – “Distorted perception”: image and reality of the Roma and Sinti people
  • 2002 – “Few people just?”: Resistance and civil courage in the dictatorship
  • 2003 – “Parallel Lives”: Braunau at the Inn, Broumov, Lavarone
  • 2004 – “Small border traffic”: 1933 to1938 in Salzach and Inn
  • 2005 – “Braunau Parliament”: aristocracy, clergy, bourgeois, peasants in 1705
  • 2006 – “Involuntary Hero”: Johann Philipp Palm
  • 2007 – “Manual Peacemakers”: Dr. Egon Ranshofen-Wekrtheimer
  • 2008 – “Fascination football”
  • 2009 – “Reduced world”: the inn as a political place
  • 2011 – “The delicate inheritance” (about the hometowns of Hitler , Mussolini and Stalin : Braunau , Predappio and Gori , respectively) 1


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