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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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20th Anniversary of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria

The National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism was established 20 years ago by the Republic as a late sign of acknowledgement of the shared responsibility of Austrian citizens in Nazi crimes. Since then, the National Fund has offered symbolic acknowledgement of the …

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In memoriam Norbert Lopper (1919–2015)

Norbert Lopper was the honorary chairperson of the Societal Advisory Board for the redesign of the Austrian national exhibition at Auschwitz. From Vienna, he shaped Austrian football history during his several decades as Secretary General of the Wiener Austria football club. A survivor of Auschwitz, …

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Report on the presentation of the exhibition concept and the book documenting the previous exhibition on 2 June 2015 at the Vienna Museum

Birgit Johler, Hannes Sulzenbacher, Martin Kohlbauer, Matti Bunzl, Albert Lichtblau and Barbara Staudinger (from left to right)
On 2 June 2015 at the Vienna Museum on Karlsplatz, the exhibition’s team of curators and academics – Birgit Johler (curator), Albert Lichtblau (scientific director), Christiane Rothländer (historian), Barbara Staudinger (curator), Hannes Sulzenbacher (curator and project leader) – presented their …

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The new websites of the National Fund, the General Settlement Fund and the Jewish Cemeteries Fund

The new websites of the National Fund, the General Settlement Fund and the Jewish Cemeteries Fund went online on 30 June 2015, the 20th anniversary of the National Fund Law's publication.

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Far Removed. Austria in Auschwitz. Renewal of the Austrian Exhibition at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

On 2 June 2015 the concept and design for the new Austrian exhibition at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and the documentation of the old exhibition will be presented at the Vienna Museum. This presentation will introduce the fundamental idea for the new exhibition and the design with which it …

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In memoriam Friedrich Zawrel (1929–2015)

Friedrich Zawrel was laid to rest in an honorary grave of the City of Vienna on 20 April 2015. To mark this sad occasion, the National Fund is publishing the story of his turbulent life. It is a story which is typical for many who, as children, were detained, abused or subjected to medical …

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Architect Martin Kohlbauer commissioned to design the Austrian National Exhibition at Auschwitz

Following a Europe-wide call to tender, the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism has commissioned the architect Martin Kohlbauer to design the new Austrian national exhibition at the Auschwitz memorial.

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"De-registered" – The forced displacement of the St. Pölten Jews to Jewish collection flats in Vienna, 1938-42

Scientists from the Institute for the Jewish History of Austria, with schoolchildren from Sankt Pölten, are carrying out research into the eviction and enforced resettlement of Lower Austrian Jews between 1938 and 1942. The National Fund is supporting this project, undertaken within the scope of …

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Account of the book presentation "Exile in Africa"

On 10 April 2014 in Vienna's Palais Mollard, the National Fund presented the third volume of the series "Erinnerungen. Lebensgeschichten von Opfern des Nationalsozialismus" [Lives Remembered. Life Stories of Victims of National Socialism], which is devoted to the subject "exile in Africa".

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