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"Far removed. Austria in Auschwitz"

Team led by Hannes Sulzenbacher and Albert Lichtblau is commissioned with the redesign of the Austrian national exhibition at Auschwitz. Concept described as "directional" by the Board of Appraisal.

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Austrian National Fund presents a series of books containing the life stories of the Victims of National Socialism

On 7 March 2013, the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism will present the second volume of the series "Lives Remembered. Life Stories of Victims of National Socialism" with a reading of autobiographical texts followed by a discussion with contemporary …

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Austrian Parliament Resolves Schedule for Closing Down the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism

Deposit of decision of the Claims Comittee
On 6 December 2012, the Austrian parliament unanimously resolved the deadlines for the deposit of monetary compensation for victims of National Socialism which has been awarded but could not yet be disbursed. As a result, by the end of 2018 the work of the General Settlement Fund shall be completed …

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The National Fund of the Republic of Austria is honored by Yad Vashem

On 14 December 2011, the central Holocaust memorial site Yad Vashem in Jerusalem held a ceremony honoring the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism in recognition of its many years of support.

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Medical University of Vienna restitutes books following provenance research

In a ceremony held on 30th September 2010, the Medical University of Vienna restituted 39 books previously belonging to the former Professor of Pathology Carl Julius Rothberger to his daughter Bertha Gutmann. It is the first restitution and a reflection of the provenance research commenced in 2007 …

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Fifteenth Anniversary of the Austrian National Fund - Commemoration at the Austrian Embassy in Washington DC

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, the Embassy of Austria in Washington, DC, hosted a commemorative event on Thursday, May 13, 2010. In addition to representatives from victims' organizations and the State …

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Secretary General of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism personally brings to Israel a painting restituted by the City of Vienna

Provenance researcher Dr. Michael Wladika (left) and Municipal Councilor Dr. Andreas Mailath-Pokorny (right) present the restituted painting 'The Love Letter' by Johann Nepomuck Schödlberger to Secretary General Hannah Lessing.
In accordance with the recommendation of the Viennese Restitution Commission, the decision was made to restitute the painting "The Love Letter" by Johann Nepomuck Schödlberger to the heirs of the owners from whom it was unlawfully seized, Ignaz and Clothilde Schachter. The spouses managed to flee …

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The National Fund website in the light of remembrance

On the seventieth anniversary of the 'Anschluss' Austria's, the National Fund will remember the years of Nazi rule from the perspective of those persecuted. Beginning in March 2008, a series of autobiographical texts, composed by survivors of National Socialist persecution will be published on the …

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Book Presentation “Persecuted Childhood – Children and Young People as Victims of Nazi Social Administration”

The publication “Persecuted Childhood”, which was co-funded by the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, will be presented to the public on Friday 7 December 2007 in the MP’s reception room at the Parliament. The President of the National Council and Chairperson …

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Award for Hannah Lessing’s Work Building Bridges to Holocaust Survivors

Hannah M. Lessing, Secretary General of the National Fund for Victims of National Socialism and of the General Settlement Fund will be awarded the “Shofar of Freedom Award” on 22 September 2007 in honor of her work for survivors of Nazi persecution.

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