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The former inmate block 17 on the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial (c) HBF / ROM

Call to tender for the general contracting services for the renovation of Block 17 in Auschwitz

The National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism is seeking to hire a general contractor to plan the renovation work on Block 17 on the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial. The two-tier call to tender for this role has been open since 21 January 2015. more...


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"De-registered" – The forced displacement of the St. Pölten Jews to Jewish collection flats in Vienna, 1938-42

Scientists from the Institute for the Jewish History of Austria, with schoolchildren from Sankt Pölten, are carrying out research into the eviction and enforced resettlement of Lower Austrian Jews between 1938 and 1942. The National Fund is supporting this project, undertaken within the scope of "Sparkling Science", a research program by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and the Economy. more...

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The appeal for items for the new permanent exhibition is also available as PDF-download

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...

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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...

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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...

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Press Releases Arbitration Panel

Press Release Decision No. 1105/2014

Lower Austria, Stockerau  On 3 December 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of a property belonging to the Municipality of Stockerau in Stockerau. A settlement had been concluded regarding the property in 1948 in which the heirs of the original owner waived restitution in exchange for a payment of 55,000 Schilling. The Arbitration Panel did not assess this settlement to be extremely unjust in accordance with the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law). more...

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Press Release Decision No. 1101/2014

Vienna, Großjedlersdorf I and Aspern On 3 December 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of properties in the cadastral districts (KG) Großjedlersdorf I and Aspern. The requested properties had, in part, been seized from the owners following the National Socialist assumption of power and were, in part, owned by the City of Vienna or the Republic of Austria on 17 January 2001. Two sets of restitution proceedings held for these properties had been concluded with a settlement in 1948. In the opinion of the Arbitration Panel, these settlements did not constitute an extreme injustice in accordance with the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law). more...

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Press Release Decision No. 1080/2014

Vienna, Innere Stadt On 3 December 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected several applications for in rem restitution of properties in Vienna, Innere Stadt. The property was sold to the German Reich in 1938 by a bank in liquidation and passed into the ownership of the Republic of Austria in accordance with the State Treaty of 1955. The Arbitration Panel did not consider the sale of the property in 1938 to constitute a seizure as defined by the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law) and therefore rejected the applications. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 1071/2014

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...

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