Website: English Version
Since 30 January 2007, the website of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria and of the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism is available in two languages. The German version of the newly designed website was put online under www.nationalfonds.org on 10 November 2006. Important information concerning the functions and the services rendered by the National Fund and the General Settlement Fund was already available in German and English on the German website.
The bilingual website is directed towards applicants of the two funds and everybody who desires general and detailed information on the history, the services and the fields of activity of the National Fund and the General Settlement Fund. The presentation of the current Austrian measures for survivors of the National Socialist persecution and their heirs takes into account the extended area of responsibility of the National Fund, which was founded in 1995 as well as the continuing processing of applications due to the General Settlement Fund Law 2001.
In addition to this, the website offers in its own information unit "Resources" a clearly arranged presentation of the legal norms, which after 1945 formed the basis for the Austrian restitution, compensation and help measures for victims of National Socialism. You will find the various juridical texts in the original layout of the Federal Law Gazette (Bundesgesetzblatt) and in the lingual version of the legislator (German) under "Legal Documents on Restitution". Visitors interested in research possibilities concerning the period of the National Socialist state in Austria will find numerous references under Searches/Archives.