15th Anniversary of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism
To mark the 15th anniversary of its establishment, in 2010 the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism brought out a two-volume publication.
The first volume of this anniversary publication, "The National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism. Development, function, impact", introduces the diverse tasks and activities of the National Fund – from the symbolic gesture payment to project sponsorship and more recent tasks such as the coordination of the redesign of the Austrian memorial site at Auschwitz or the documentation of life stories to name but a few; it reflects on the work of the National Fund and traces the developments which have occurred in recent years.
Contributions by renowned Austrian and Israeli academics place the National Fund within a historical context and statements from leading figures in the fields of politics, academia and victims' representation add to the picture of the achievements and activities of the National Fund in the form of an "outside perspective".
However, above all, those who are, as victims, at the centre of the work of the National Fund, are given a voice. The second volume of the anniversary publication, "Lives Remembered. Life Stories of Victims of National Socialism", is dedicated to these people.
This volume contains life stories of National Fund applicants from all groups of victims, which describe their history of persecution, thus rendering an invaluable contribution to Austria's collective memory.
Volume 1: 244 pages
Volume 2: 262 pages
Published by the National Fund in 2010
The two-volume anniversary publication of the National Fund, also available in German language, can be ordered at cost price from the editorial team for life stories by email (Mag. Mirjam Langer, Mag. Michaela Niklas) or by telephone (+43 1) 408 12 63.
The anniversary publication can also be downloaded as a PDF:
- National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism. Development, function, impact [PDF, 7.3 MB]
- Lives Remembered. Life Stories of Victims of National Socialism [PDF, 11.9 MB]
- Nationalfonds der Republik Österreich für Opfer des National Sozialismus. Entwicklung, Aufgaben, Perspektiven [PDF, 7.3 MB]
- Erinnerungen. Lebensgeschichte von Opfern des National Sozialismus [PDF, 11.9 MB]