Nationalfund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism
Nationalfund
 


Findbuch for Victims of National Socialism

Life Stories

Supporting projects

Austrian exhibition at Auschwitz

Entrance of the Austrian exhibition in Auschwitz

Art Database of the National Fund

Art Database

Projects

Since 1996 the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for the Victims of National Socialism has been promoting projects that are both dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Nazi regime and for the benefit of the survivors of National Socialist persecution. more...

*****

Compensation of Tenancy Rights

In 2001 the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism was put in charge of paying compensation for withdrawn tenancy rights, household property, personal valuables and effects, on the basis of the Washington Agreement. more...

*****

Restitution of Art Works

In 1998/1999 the National Fund of the Republic of Austria was assigned by law the responsibility to dispose of art works "without heirs" that had been transferred from public property, for the benefit of NS victims. more...

*****

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

more...

*****

The new exhibition at Auschwitz

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...

*****
The entrance into the Austrian exhibition in block 17 of the former concentration camp and present State Museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland. (c) PMO/Tomasz Pielesz

"Austria in Auschwitz"

The Coordination of the Redesign of the Austrian Memorial Site in the Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau by the National Fund more...

*****

New Exhibition - Update

Information on the present state of the Redesign of the Austrian Exhibition at the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau more...

*****
Two visitors of the Austrian exhibition in front of the recently mounted new banner. (c) Joanna Chwastek / ÖGK

Mounting a new banner

During the ceremonies held at the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau marking the 68th anniversary of the liberation, on 27 January 2013 a new banner was mounted at the entrance to the Austrian national exhibition in Block 17 of the memorial. more...

*****

Life Stories of Applicants

Life Stories - Autobiographical Recollections

It is very important for the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism to encourage society to come to terms with the events and consequences of the years of National Socialist rule in Austria. By recording life stories, the years 1938 to 1945 in Austria are documented from the victims' perspective. more...

*****
A German infantry company crosses a engineer bridge a few kilometers before the Finnish-Soviet border during the march on Salla, 17th July 1941. (c) ÖNB

... we didn't want to have anything to do with this war

Gottfried A. Gottfried A. was born in 1920 in a small Styrian village near Leoben. His father was harassed and persecuted as early as the era of Austrofascism due to his Social Democratic views, which affected the whole family. more...

*****
Edith Jayne in the USA, 1942. (c) Private Collection Edith Jayne

Life Story

Edith Jayne Edith Jayne was born on 9 June 1936 in Vienna. As her father was Jewish the family had to flee Austria in 1938. They managed to go to Portugal and there the family stayed until May 1941 when they emigrated to the USA. Today Edith Jayne lives in Great Britain. In 1998 Edith Jayne wrote a letter to the National Fund about her life story. more...

*****
Felice Mathur with her grandfather - the father of her father.  (c) Private Collection Felice Mathur

The luckier one

Felice Mathur Felice Mathur was born in 1920 in Vienna. Her father was Jewish. In 1939 she left Austria for Great Britain. Her father and her younger sister Grete perished in the Holocaust. Her mother died from cancer during the war. Today Mrs. Mathur lives in India. The following text is a letter written by Felice Mathur to the National Fund. more...

*****

Projects

Applying for Project Grants

Here you can find all information and documents necessary for a project grant application. more...

*****

Information sheet for the settlement of project accounts

more...

*****

Project Guidelines

The projects of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism are financed from two different sources. There is the budget item "project development", on the one hand, which is indicated in the National Fund Law (BGBl. 432/1995) and, on the other hand, there is money pursuant to the law on allocations to the International Fund for Victims of National Socialism ("Looted Gold" . BGBl. I 182/1998). more...

*****

Explanations for the Applicant(s)

more...

*****
  

Information

New Publication

Volume 6 of the series Decisions of the Arbitration Panel