2009

Academic Advisory Board formed for the Redesign of the Austrian Memorial Site at Auschwitz-Birkenau

The Academic Advisory Board convened in the Austrian Parliament yesterday. The Board is to assist in the redesign of the so called Austrian pavilion in the former concentration camp and present museum Auschwitz-Birkenau. The ten member committee is composed of experts from relevant fields of …

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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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Hannah M. Lessing awarded the “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite”

This Thursday, 2 April 2009, at the French Embassy, Hannah Lessing, Secretary General of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism and the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism will be named “Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite” by the …

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Secretary General Hannah Lessing in Madrid on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today, 27 January 2009, is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. The Secretary General of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism and the General Settlement Fund, Mag. Hannah Lessing, was one of the main speakers at a commemoration …

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