Andreas Maislinger (born 26 February 1955) is an Austrian historian and founder of the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service and Braunau Contemporary History Days. He held posts at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Innsbruck, the University of New Orleans as visiting assistant professor, the Humboldt University of Berlin for a research visit, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Until 1996, he published columns in the "Jüdische Rundschau" (Jewish Review).
Austrian historian Andreas Maislinger is gathering support for his own idea that would transform [Adolf Hitler’s former home] into a place of learning and positive action. [...] His idea would rename the building the “House of Responsibility.” [...] Another idea being considered for the House of Responsibility is to include testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses from the Visual History Archive.
On 8 November 2009 Andreas Maislinger was awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award for "his 10 year fight to obtain official recognition of alternative, philanthropic service" at the Annual Dinner of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust together with Holocaust survivor and producer of Schindlers List Branko Lustig.
Throughout the years that followed, his educational career included studies at universities in Frankfurt am Main (GFR), Berlin (GFR), Oslo (NOR), Lublin (POL), Erfurt (then GDR), and Prague (then CSSR) as well the the European College - Forum Alpbach (AUT) and the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies.
In 1987 he was Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of New Orleans (USA) and worked also at the Humboldt-University in East-Berlin (then GDR) and the University of Linz. Involvement at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (IL) in 1988 and a Holocaust class at Yad Vashem (Jerusalem, IL) in 1990 followed. In 1992 he was involved in organizing the first German language Holocaust seminar at Yad Vashem.
In 1987 Maislinger spent some time in the Kibbutz Kfar HaHoresh near Nazareth.
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