Injustice, Demonstrators, Contingency and Police: July 15, 1927. An Image Analysis of a Turning Point in Austrian History

Gerhard Botz
This article presents the results of an analysis of different sources concerned with the workers' revolt of July 15, 1927 (also known as the Vienna Palace of Justice fire). The author pays special attention to the socio-historical and source-critical evaluation of more than 100 photographs illustrating this fire on July 15, 1927 by using the shadows on buildings in order to establish an exact dating of the documented acts of violence. This "shadow method" he...
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