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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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Football Club "FK Austria Wien" faces up to its past

From left to right: Markus Kraetschmer, Hannah Lessing, Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, Kurt Schulz, Johann Skocek. Press conference for the scientific project Austria Wien Football Club between 1938 and 1945, 6 June 2016, Café Landtmann.
Last Monday at Café Landtmann the football club Austria Wien presented a scientific research project subsidized by the National Fund that will investigate the history of the club during the Nazi era in Austria (1938–1945).

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IHRA Plenary Meeting in Bucharest

The first plenary meeting of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) under Romanian chairmanship is taking place in Bucharest from 23 to 26 May 2016.

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Commemorating the victims of National Socialism who lived at Neutorgasse 15

On 4 May 2016 a commemoration ceremony was held at Neutorgasse 15 in the 1st District of Vienna during which a memorial plaque remembering the victims of National Socialism was unveiled in the presence of the Israeli Ambassador, representatives of the Jewish Community Vienna, the National Fund of …

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The National Fund mourns the loss of Board of Trustees Member Rudolf Sarközi

"The death of Professor Rudolf Sarközi marks the loss of a tireless campaigner for the Roma and Sinti and their right to be recognized as an ethnic group and as victims of National Socialism in Austria", reflected Hannah Lessing, Secretary General of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria.

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Book presentation "Exile in Asia"

On Tuesday 1 December 2015 at 6.30 pm the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism in cooperation with the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Modern Art invites you to the MAK FORUM for the presentation of volume 4 of the National Fund’s series "Lives …

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"Don't be a bystander in the face of injustice"

On 12 November 2015 the Secretary General of the National Fund Hannah Lessing was presented the Rosa Jochmann Plaque by the Minister of Education Gabriele Heinisch Hosek. The plaque is awarded by the board of the Federation of Social Democratic Freedom Fighters, Victims of Fascism and Active …

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Ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the National Fund

Ceremony at the Austrian Parliament celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism
On 29 October 2015 the President of the National Council Doris Bures invited guests to a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the National Fund, held in the assembly hall of the National Council at the parliament. Following a welcome by Doris Bures and words of introduction by Secretary General …

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