Yesterday evening the National Council unanimously passed an amendment to the Citizenship Act enabling people from Austria persecuted by the Nazi regime and their direct descendants to obtain Austrian citizenship more easily.
Following public procurement proceedings, on 26 August 2019 the National Fund of the Republic of Austria awarded the Krakow-based company Tomas Francuz the contract to renovate Block A-17 on the grounds of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial. Following the signature of the general contractor agreement …
On 17 June 2019, a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria, the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism and the Fund for the Restoration of Jewish Cemeteries took place on the premises of the Austrian Parliament.
On Monday, in a well-timed decision coinciding with EuroPride Vienna 2019, competent City Councilors Jürgen Czernohorszky and Veronica Kaup-Hasler announced on behalf of the City of Vienna the location for a new permanent memorial commemorating the homosexual victims of the Nazi regime.
The proceedings to take out an injunction against Stephan Templ instigated by an employee of the General Settlement Fund with the backing of the Parliamentary Directorate and the General Settlement Fund were successful.