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In 1998/99, the Art Restitution Law (Federal Law on the Restitution of Art Objects from the Austrian Federal Museums and Collections, Federal Law Gazette I 181/1998) granted the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism a mandate for the disposition of "heirless" art objects under public ownership, using the proceeds for the benefit of the victims of National Socialism.

In implementation of the Washington Agreement, the National Fund Law was amended in 2001 (Federal Law Gazette I no. 11/2001) to entrust the National Fund with the compensation of seized tenancy rights, household effects and personal valuables.

The National Fund of the Republic of Austria for victims of National Socialism is not only a symbol for shared responsibility for Austria’s Nazi past, but also makes an active contribution towards international Holocaust remembrance.