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The Forgotten Social Workers of “Red Vienna”

June 3, 2022 | Virtual

No CEs granted for this program.

Date: Friday, June 3, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm EDT
Fee: FREE (Open to the public)
Location: Virtual via ZOOM.
Questions? Contact Joel Kanter, joel.kanter@gmail.com

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In the years after the First World War, progressive forces in Vienna led to a dramatic expansion of social programs and the rise of a cadre of trained social workers. In this presentation, Professor Messinger will discuss how the prewar changes in the Austrian government and later the Nazi regime impacted the lives and work of social workers in Vienna. She will discuss the different forms of persecution social workers were subjected to and the subsequent exile of some to England and the United States.

Presenter: Irene Messinger, PhD is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences at the Department for Social Work in Vienna doing research on persecuted female social workers in Austria under the Nazi regime.

Moderator: Joel Kanter, MSW, LCSW-C