September 2, 2016–
New Austrian Intern at the VHM
We would like to welcome our newest intern from the Österreichischer Auslandsdienst (Austrian Service Abroad.)
Lukas Tschemernjak recently graduated from high school and will be spending a year with us here at the VHM as part of the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service.
Lukas plans to attend the University of Vienna following his service abroad, where he will study politics and government.
Welcome Lukas, we look forward to working with you!
Hey, my name is Lukas Tschemernjak and I am 18 years old. I recently graduated from high school and until now, I have lived in the mountainous, westernmost state of Austria. I have always been a sports fanatic, be it soccer, skiing or tennis. Besides that, I’m very interested in politics, as I have been very involved in school politics back in Austria.
As a person that has always been interested in history, I recognize the responsibility Austrians have concerning its role in the Holocaust. Therefore, I am very thankful for having the opportunity to do the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service at the VHM and help pass on all the knowledge and educating people according to the museum’s motto: Tolerance through education. I look forward to meeting you soon!
This is Lukas's first trip to the US.
The previous Austrian intern, Anvesh, hands off the baton to Lukas.
Our Austrian interns are invaluable members of the VHM staff during their tenure at the VHM.