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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... Appeal for items for the new Austrian exhibition at 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... "Far removed. Austria in Auschwitz"
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... Report on the book presentation "Exile in Africa"
Press Release of February 4, 2014 The Claims Committee of the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism announces that decisions on applications for the compensation of assets have been served by deposit with the Secretary General. The following was published (in German) in the Wiener Zeitung on 1 February 2014: more... Service effected for all decisions on compensation for victims of National Socialism
Vienna, 1 January 2014 All decisions of the Claims Committee which could not be serviced by 31 December 2013 and as such have not become legally binding are served by deposit with the Secretary General of the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism as of 1 January 2014 pursuant to Sec. 22a (para. 5) of the Rules of Procedure of the Claims Committee. Service of the deposited decisions shall be considered as having been effected as of 1 February 2014. more... Announcement regarding the deposit of documents
Vienna, Nußdorf On 24 September 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of properties, parts of which were owned by the City of Vienna, in Vienna Nußdorf. The properties had already been restituted after 1945. more... Press Release Decision No. 1071/2014
Upper Austria, Wels On 24 September 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected six applications for in rem restitution of parts of a property in Wels, which had been owned on the cut off day by the Province of Upper Austria. It was not possible to determine that the sale of the property in 1940 had occurred on one of the grounds of persecution listed in the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law). more... Press Release Decision No. 1068/2014
Vienna, Währing On 24 September 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of a property belonging to the City of Vienna in Vienna, Währing. In 1965, a settlement had been concluded for the property in which the heirs of the original owner had waived restitution in exchange for a payment of 390,796.11 Schilling. The Arbitration Panel did not consider the settlement to be extremely unjust in the meaning of the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law). more... Press Release Decision No. 1058/2014
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... Frequently Asked Questions about Events Surrounding the Restitution of the Fürth Sanatorium