About us

The Mauthausen Memorial today is an international site of remembrance and political-historical education. Here, the memory of the victims is being preserved, the history of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp and its sub-camps is being researched and documented, and through exhibitions and educational programmes its visitors are empowered to deal with and discuss the history of concentration camps.

From 1938 to 1945, the Mauthausen Concentration Camp was pivot to a system of more than 40 sub-camps, and the central site of political, social and racial persecution by the NS regime on the Austrian territory. Of a total of 190,000 persons held prisoners here, at least 90,000 were eventually killed.

The Mauthausen Memorial aims at raising awareness for any resurgence of National Socialist activities, anti-Semitism, racism, discrimination of minorities and antidemocratic tendencies. Furthermore, it is supposed to contribute to preserving public knowledge and memory of National Socialist mass crimes committed at the former Mauthausen and Gusen concentration camps, and at all its sub-camps. The Mauthausen Memorial regards itself as a place of remembrance and education, with human rights education through live teaching of history being among its central tasks. It promotes the teaching of history, communicates its significance for present and future times and aims at pointing out comparable present day developments, tendencies and processes.

The Mauthausen Memorial is a Federal Institution under Public Law and is financed by the Ministry of the Interior.


Managment Team

Barbara Glück

Jochen Wollner
Commercial Manager

Gudrun Blohberger
Educational Manager

Commercial Manager Jochen Wollner, Educational Manager Gudrun Blohberger, Director Barbara Glück (photo credits: Mauthausen Memorial / markushechenberger.net) 

Commercial Manager Jochen Wollner, Educational Manager Gudrun Blohberger,
Director Barbara Glück (photo credits: Mauthausen Memorial / markushechenberger.net)

KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen / Mauthausen Memorial
Erinnerungsstraße 1
4310 Mauthausen
Tel: +43 7238 2269-0

The management, as well as the collections and the specialist library of the federal institution KZ-Gedenkstätte Mauthausen / Mauthausen Memorial are located at Argentinierstraße 13, Top 103+104, 1040 Vienna

Tel: +43 1 376 3000-100
E-Mail: office@mauthausen-memorial.org


Christian Dürr
Tel: +43 1 376 3000-113
E-Mail: christian.duerr@mauthausen-memorial.org

Robert Vorberg
Tel: +43 1 376 3000-100
E-Mail: robert.vorberg@mauthausen-memorial.org


Ralf Lechner (Head)
Tel: +43 1 376 3000-110
E-Mail: ralf.lechner@mauthausen-memorial.org

Doris Warlitsch
Tel: +43 1 376 3000-111
E-Mail: doris.warlitsch@mauthausen-memorial.org

Yvonne Burger
Tel: +43 7238 2269-54
E-Mail: yvonne.burger@mauthausen-memorial.org

Tel: +43 1 376 3000-121
E-Mail: collections@mauthausen-memorial.org

Specialist Library

Peter Egger
Tel: +43 1 376 3000-112
E-Mail: peter.egger@mauthausen-memorial.org

Research Center

Gregor Holzinger (Head)
Tel: +43 1 376 3000-116
E-Mail: gregor.holzinger@mauthausen-memorial.org

Laura Dressel
Tel: +43 1 376 3000-115
E-Mail: laura.dressel@mauthausen-memorial.org

Katharina Kniefacz 
Tel: +43 1 376 3000-115
E-Mail: katharina.kniefacz@mauthausen-memorial.org

Andreas Salmhofer
Tel: +43 1 376 3000-114
E-Mail: andreas.salmhofer@mauthausen-memorial.org

Elisa Frei
Tel: +43 1 376 3000-114
E-Mail: elisa.frei@mauthausen-memorial.org


Gudrun Blohberger (Head)
Tel: +43 7238 2269-29
E-Mail: gudrun.blohberger@mauthausen-memorial.org

Christian Angerer
Tel: +43 7238 2269-34
E-Mail: christian.angerer@mauthausen-memorial.org

Petra Bachleitner
Tel: +43 7238 2269-34
E-Mail: petra.bachleitner@mauthausen-memorial.org

Bernhard Mühleder
Tel: +43 7238 2269-22
E-Mail: bernhard.muehleder@mauthausen-memorial.org

Rupert Pilsl (Booking Service)
Tel: +43 7238 2269-10
E-Mail: education@mauthausen-memorial.org

Terezina Barac (Booking Service)
Tel: +43 7238 2269-35
E-Mail: education@mauthausen-memorial.org

Tel: +43 7238 2269-0
E-Mail: education@mauthausen-memorial.org

Commemorative Department

Stephan Matyus (Head)
Tel.: +43 1 376 3000-117
​Email: stephan.matyus@mauthausen-memorial.org

Ute Bauer-Wassmann
Tel.: +43 1 376 3000-118
​Email: ute.bauer-wassmann@mauthausen-memorial.org

Press Office

Gregor Panis (Head)
Tel: +43 1 376 3000-106
E-Mail: info@mauthausen-memorial.org

Board of Trustees


Hermann Feiner, Federal Ministry of the Interior


Gerhard Baumgartner, Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance
Nicole Bayer, Federal Chancellery
Hermann Dikowitsch, Provincial Government of Lower Austria
Guy Dockendorf, International Mauthausen Committee 
Paul Frey, KHM-Museumsverband
Benedikt Gamillscheg, Federal Ministry of Finance
Willy Mernyi, Mauthausen Committee
Kurt Nekula, Federal Ministry of Education
Fritz Neugebauer, Union of Public Services 
Wilhelm Sandrisser, Federal Ministry of the Interior
Viktor Sigl, Landtag of Upper Austria
Helmut Tichy, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
Elisabeth Udolf-Strobl, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics
Andreas Kranebitter, Mauthausen Memorial

International Advisory Board Mauthausen


Kurt Scholz, Future Fund of the Republic of Austria​


The International Advisory Board Mauthausen includes the following representatives:

  1. one representative from the Comité International de Mauthausen,
  2. one representative each from the States whose citizens were victims of the crimes committed at the Mauthausen und Gusen concentration camps and at all sub-camps, upon written request by those States and upon decision by the Board of Trustees in agreement with the General Manager,
  3. one representative from the Austrian Mauthausen Committee,
  4. one representative each from the founding institutions of the Austrian Mauthausen Committee: the Austrian Trade Union Federation, the Austrian Bishops Conference and the Jewish Religious Community - Federal Association of Jewish Religious Communities in Austria,
  5. one representative from the Federation of Social Democratic Freedom Fighters, Victims of Fascism and Active Antifascists,
  6. one representative from the Austrian People’s Party’s Fellowship of Politically Persecuted Persons and Persons with Austrian Conviction,
  7. one representative from the Concentration Camp Association/ Federal Association of Austrian Antifascists, Resistance Fighters and Victims of Fascism,
  8. one representative from the Austrian Camp Community Mauthausen,
  9. one representative from the Cultural Association of Austrian Roma People,
  10. one representative from the Homosexual Initiative Vienna,
  11. one representative from Jehovah’s Witnesses in Austria,
  12. one representative from the evangelical High Consistories (Lutheran and Reformed Church),
  13. one representative from the Islamic Religious Community in Austria,
  14. one representative from the Orthodox Bishops Conference,
  15. one representative from the Future Fund of the Republic of Austria,
  16. one representative from the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism,
  17. one representative from the Regional Government of Lower Austria,
  18. one representative from the Vienna Municipal Senate,
  19. one representative from the Awareness Region Mauthausen,
  20. one representative from the Federal Chamber of Labour,
  21. one representative from the Austrian Economic Chamber,
  22. one representative from the Federation of Austrian Industries,
  23. one representative from the Presidential Conference of Agricultural Chambers of Austria,
  24. one representative from the Austrian Council of Senior Citizens and
  25. one representative from the Federal Youth Association.

Scientific Advisory Board Mauthausen


Bertrand Perz, University of Vienna – Institute of Contemporary History


Eva Blimlinger, Member of the Austrian National Council
Deborah Hartmann, The International School for Holocaust Studies/Yad Vashem
Monika Kokalj Kočevar, National Museum of Contemporary History Slovenia
Léontine Meijer-van Mensch, State Ethnographic Collections of Saxony (SES), Dresden State Art Collections
Astrid Messerschmidt, University of Wuppertal – Department of Education
Nikolaus Wachsmann, Birkbeck, University of London – Department of History, Classics and Archaeology