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National Council Unanimously Resolves to Revise the Tasks of the National Fund

Legislation has been passed to redefine and expand the set of tasks assigned to the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism.

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In memoriam architect Ing. Robert Kanfer (1930-2017)

Ing. Robert Kanfer was the architect of the former Austrian national exhibition at Auschwitz.

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Restored Jewish cemetery in Stockerau transfered to the Municipality of Stockerau

National Council President transfers the restored Jewish cemetery in Stockerau to the Municipality of Stockerau for Care and Upkeep. The restoration of the cemetery was achieved within the scope of three sub-projects, starting in 2011, with the help of subsidies of approx. 102,500 euros from the …

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Renate S. Meissner und Christine Schwab receive award for services to the Republic of Austria

National Council President Doris Bures today awarded Renate S. Meissner, Deputy Secretary General of the National Fund of the Republic, and Christine Schwab, Deputy Secretary General of the General Settlement Fund the Gold Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria.

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Restitution: University of Vienna Signs Agreement with the National Fund

The National Fund has signed an agreement with the University of Vienna on “heirless” looted art. In accordance with this agreement the University of Vienna shall transfer to the National Fund the books and items for which no legal successor could be found in order to subsequently repurchase them. …

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General Settlement Fund Employee Fights Back Against False Allegations

Action Filed Against Publicist Stephan Templ.

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In Memoriam: Leo Luster

Leo Luster
On Saturday 14th January, Leo Luster, a Holocaust survivor originally from Austria, passed away at the age of 89.

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Restoration of the Jewish cemeteries in Deutschkreutz and Stockerau completed by the Cemeteries Fund and the Jewish Community Vienna

Jewish Cemetery Deutschkreutz
On Monday 19 December 2016 the Fund for the Restoration of the Jewish Cemeteries in Austria (Cemeteries Fund) and the Jewish Community Vienna approved the restoration work carried out on the Jewish cemeteries in Deutschkreutz and Stockerau. The competent municipalities can now assume responsibility …

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Secretary General Hannah Lessing Receives the Max and Trude Berger Prize from Vienna’s Jewish Museum

On Tuesday 6 December 2016, the Secretary General of the National Fund for Victims of National Socialism, Hannah Lessing, received the Max and Trude Berger Prize for exceptional services to the Jewish Museum, Vienna. The Israeli ambassador to Austria was also present at the award ceremony and held …

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Secretary General Hannah Lessing on the Death of Moshe Hans Jahoda: “We Have Not Only Lost an Important Partner but Also a Dear Friend”

“Thanks to his tireless work we managed to provide many survivors with the help and support that they desperately needed in their twilight years. We have not only lost an important partner but also a dear friend,” said the Secretary General of the National Fund, Hannah Lessing.

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