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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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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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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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