Background

The Steinhof memorial site at Pavilion V of Vienna’s Otto-Wagner Hospital (formerly Am Steinhof Psychiatric Hospital) was opened in May 2002 on the occasion of the interment of the remains of Spiegelgrund victims. The exhibition’s initial version was conceived as traveling exhibition. In 2008, it was expanded and newly designed as permanent exhibition and the website was updated. In 2012, interviews with Spiegelgrund survivors as well as parts of an exhibition from the Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna about the victims of “child euthanasia“ were integrated into the exhibition. At the same time, the website was newly designed and its content expanded and updated. The exhibition on the hospital’s premises is funded by the City of Vienna and curated by the Documentation Center of Austrian Resistance.