Barbara Prammer In Memoriam

The staff of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism and the Fund for the Restoration of the Jewish Cemeteries in Austria mourn the loss of the longtime Chairperson of their Boards of Trustees, National Council President Barbara Prammer.

An active and honest approach to Austria’s Nazi past was always of great importance to Barbara Prammer – her tireless work in this area went above and beyond what was required by her role.  

Barbara Prammer’s personal dedication to all the victims of Nazism was felt in many areas: by providing support to needy survivors in Austria and worldwide or helping forgotten groups of victims achieve recognition; and by opening the doors to the Austrian parliament and inviting the survivors in to speak to her in person. Her warmth and authenticity and her way of reaching out to people and listening to what they had to say touched many hearts and enabled many people to experience a late reconciliation with their former homeland.    

Barbara Prammer’s commitment to the message “never again” will stay with us and serve as a steady driving force to continue this work in keeping with her intentions: learning from history, safeguarding the memory of the victims and passing it on to the next generations.