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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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Call to tender for a general contractor

The National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism is seeking to hire a general contractor to plan the renovation work on Block 17 on the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial.

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From the Victim Paradigm to a European Culture of Remembrance

About the concept for the new Austrian national exhibition at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

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Barbara Prammer In Memoriam

Mag.a Barbara Prammer
The staff of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism and the Fund for the Restoration of the Jewish Cemeteries in Austria mourn the loss of the longtime Chairperson of their Boards of Trustees, …

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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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"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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