Programm der Obersalzberg Conference 29. Juli bis 2. August 2008


The Obersalzberg as a Historical Landscape: the destruction, militarisation, destruction and revival of the Obersalzberg

Tuesday 29 July – Saturday 2 August 2008 at the Nationalpark-Haus, Franziskanerplatz 7, 83471 Berchtesgaden

Registration on Wednesday, 8.30 – 09.00 AM at the Nationalpark-Haus
(Members: EUR 50.- / Non-members and guests: EUR 70.-, including conference dinner and reception, not including excursions)

Tuesday 29 July:
7—8:00 PM Evening Reception at the Goldener Bär Gasthof, Markt Berchtesgaden
8:00 PM Informal dinner at the Goldener Bär for those who wish to stay

Wednesday 30 July:
8:30—9:00 AM Registration
9—9:15 AM Opening Address: Dr. Michael Vogel, Director of the National Park Administration, Berchtesgaden.
9:20—10:15 AM Irmgard Hunt (Washington D.C./USA): Berchtesgaden before Hitler
10:15—10:30 AM Morning Coffee
10:30—12 Noon Panel
Dr. Anna Maria Sigmund (Vienna/Austria): Hitler s early years on the Obersalzberg .
Dr. Othmar Plöckinger (Salzburg/Austria): The origin of Hitler s book Mein Kampf in the light of new research results .
12 Noon—1:00 PM Lunch
1:00—2:30 PM Panel
Dr. Timothy W. Ryback (Paris/France) and Prof. Dr. Julius H. Schoeps (Potsdam/Germany): Toxic Historic Sites: The Obersalzberg in Comparative Context
2:30—3:00 PM Afternoon Tea
3:00 PM Walking Tour of the Obersalzberg (2 ½ hrs)
5:30 PM Free Evening

Thursday 31 July:
9:00—10:00 AM Johanna Renoth (Berchtesgaden/Germany): , Aryanization and restitution: the Jewish population of Berchtesgaden at the time of the NS regime (school project).
10:00—10:30 AM Morning Coffee
10:30—11:30 AM OStDir. i. R. Stefan Gauer (Berchtesgaden/Germany): New Life at Obersalzberg after 1945. An example of pedagogy in christian humane spirit?
11:30—1:00 PM Lunch
1:00—2:30 PM Panel
Dr Mary Kathryn Barbier (Mississippi State/USA) Operation Foxley: Can Reality Imitate Fiction?
Dr Oliver Haller (London/UK): Bombing Hitler s Mountain: RAF Bomber Command Operations against Berchtesgaden and the Obersalzberg in April 1945 .
2:30—3:00 PM Afternoon Tea
7:00 PM Conference Dinner

Friday 1 August:

8:30 AM Eagle s Nest Tour
11:30—1:30 PM Lunch (and/or opportunity for a short tour of the Dokumentation Obersalzberg)
1:30—3:30 PM Panel
Prof Arthur Mitchell (Salkehatchie, USA): Myth of the National Redoubt .
Martin K. A. Morgan (New Orleans, USA): The Liberation of Berchtesgaden and Obersalzberg by US Forces .
CPT ret. Monika Stoy (Arlington, VA): The Marne Trail: History and Memory
3:30—4:00 PM Afternoon Tea
4:00—4:45 PM Final Thoughts (including discussion on the book of Conference Proceedings)
4:45—5:00 PM Closing Address, Florian M Beierl and Dr David Hall.

5:00 PM Free Evening

Saturday 2 August:
Morning: Opportunity to visit the Dokumentation Obersalzberg and/or departure from Berchtesgaden.

The Obersalzberg Conference is an International Academic Conference held in partnership with King s College London, the Society for Military History, the Obersalzberg Institute e.V. and the Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation.