Gertrude Mergili

Mag.  Gertrude Mergili

Born 1946, in Vöcklabruck, Upper Austria

  • B.A degree in English and M.A. degree in German from Quincy College and Middlebury College, U.S.A., respectively
  • Began work for Simon Wiesenthal in 1991


  • English correspondence, translation, annual reports, donations and finances
  • Introduction (in 2002) of a complex database system (archiopteryx) to register, describe, and access the Documentation Center’s archival holdings
  • Electronic registration and description of the archival objects pertaining to Nazi crimes and criminals in order to promote their accessibility



Michaela Vocelka

Mag.  Michaela Vocelka

Born 1968, in Vienna, Austria

  • M.A. degrees in history and the history of art with an emphasis on Austrian cultural history, from the University of Vienna
  • Since 2002, member of the professional staff of the Documentation Center working mainly as an archivist


  • Monitoring of right-wing extremism, neo-Nazism, and anti-Semitism, archiving pertinent documentation and creating a database with person and keyword catalogues
  • Since 2003, electronic registration and description of the accumulated Nazi files, with a special focus on the structure and system of the archival descriptions
  • Website editor



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