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Statute of Limitations Time Limit for Collecting Payments from the General Settlement Fund Expires at the End of 2017

All 20,702 applications for compensation received by the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism had been decided by 2012. In the amendment to the General Settlement Fund Law (Federal Law Gazette I 9/2913) the legislator stipulated that these payments could be collected by the …

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Recollections of the November Pogrom of 1938

The “November Pogrom”, “Kristallnacht” or “Night of Broken Glass”, are all terms used to describe the pogrom carried out against Jews on the territory of the German Reich during the night of the 9-10 November 1938.

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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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Restitution in Austria – from the Collection Agencies to the Arbitration Panel

2017 marks 60 years since the establishment of the so-called collection agencies. These agencies embodied one of the most comprehensive restitution measures for victims of National Socialism, which Austria had undertaken to implement in accordance with the State Treaty of 1955.

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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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