Nicole-Melanie Goll

Studied history at Karl-Franzenz-University Graz, PhD 2014. Research associate at the Institute of History (Contemporary History) at the University of Graz (2010-2017), at the House of Austrian History (2017-2019) and the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (2020-2021). External fellow at the Center Austria of the University of New Orleans (2013), curatorial activity at the Universalmuseum Joanneum. Lectureships at the Institute of History (Department of Contemporary History), Andrassy University Budapest, University of Klagenfurt, among others. Research focus on the cultural history of war, Nazi crimes and perpetrator research. Since January 2021 provenance researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna on behalf of the Commission for Provenance Research. Member of Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V.

Otto Brill, a chemist with a doctorate, was the second oldest of four children of the Jewish leather merchant Mori(t)z Brill and his wife Amalie, née Thein.

At the beginning of April 1941, the provisional rector of the Academy, Alexander Popp, informed Nazi Reichsstatthalter (Reich Governor) Baldur von Schirach of the founding of the association Freundeskreis der Akademie der bildenden Künste (Friends of the Academy of Fine Arts), w

Rudolf Hintermayer, who later became a lawyer and art collector, was born in Waidhofen an der Ybbs in 1917 as the youngest son of Rudolf Hintermayer, who worked in the Vienna municipal administration and later became Deputy Director of Städtische Gaswerke, and his wife Auguste,

Anton Kraus, son of a merchant, was employed as a trainee in an accounting department of the Imperial and Royal Ministry of Finance between 1912 and 1914 after graduating from a secondary school in St. Pölten.

Helene Richter came from a liberal, (upper) middle-class family with a Jewish background. Her father, the physician Maximilian Richter, was head of the medical service of the imperial and royal privileged Southern Railway Company, and her mother Emilie was a housewife.