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The new Austrian exhibition will be on display in Block 17 of the State Museum Auschwitz Birkenau.  (c) HBF

Call to tender for a design concept and implementation thereof for the Austrian national exhibition at Auschwitz

The tender document for those wishing to apply to submit a concept for the design of the Austrian national exhibition at the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau and to oversee the realization of this concept has been available since 7 August 2014. The deadline for submissions will foreseeably be 8 September 2014. more...

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Appeal for items for the new Austrian exhibition at Auschwitz

The National Fund is assisting the curatorial team in the search for objects as part of the preparatory work for the new Austrian exhibition at Auschwitz. Objects of particular interest include personal items, letters, day-to-day objects and similar. more...


"The Vienna Project"

The public memory project "The Vienna Project" is searching for letters written by victims of National Socialism for a public reading in the course of the project´s closing ceremony on 18 October 2014 at the Austrian National Library. more...

Team "Curator and Scientific Director" (from left.): Albert Lichtblau, Birgit Johler, Christiane Rothländer, Barbara Staudinger, Christoph Mai, Hannes Sulzenbacher (c) Alex Kubik

"Far removed. Austria in Auschwitz"

Press Release, 30 April 2014 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. more...

The participants (from left to right): Mirjam Langer, Tom Matzek, Maria Ecker, Claudia Unterweger, Albert Lichtblau, Renate Meissner, Michaela Niklas, Hannah Lessing and Griot Jali Keba Cissokho (c) Rothkappel

Report on 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". more...


Press Releases Arbitration Panel

Frequently Asked Questions about Events Surrounding the Restitution of the Fürth Sanatorium

Following several media reports relating to the restitution of the former Fürth Sanatorium at Schmidgasse 14, in Vienna's Josefstadt District, and the criminal proceedings against Stephan Templ, the Arbitration Panel has provided answers to some of the questions which have frequently arisen in this context. more...


Press Release Decision No. 977a/2014

Burgenland, Frauenkirchen On 14 May 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution supplemented its decision no. 977/2013 of 11 December 2013 and recommended the Municipality of Frauenkirchen to award the applicants a sum of 4,539.33 Euro. In decision no. 977/2013, their application for in rem restitution of 120 m² of land in Frauenkirchen town center owned by the Municipality of Frauenkirchen was granted. As 118 m² of this area forms part of a public road and 2 m² has since come under private ownership, a genuine restitution is not practical. In such cases the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law) provides for a comparable asset to be awarded. more...


Press Release Decision No. 1057/2014

Vienna and Lower Austria On 14 May 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of several properties in Vienna and Lower Austria. One property, a partial area of which was owned by the City of Vienna, had been seized from the previous owners under National Socialism and restituted in 1948. With regard to the remaining properties, they were either not under public ownership or the applicant was not the legal successor of the previous owners. more...


Press Release Decision No. 1052/2014

Vienna, Gaudenzdorf On 14 May 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of properties belonging to the City of Vienna in Vienna, Gaudenzdorf. The properties had already been restituted in 1945. more...