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Findbuch for Victims of National Socialism

Life Stories

Supporting projects

Opera "Spiegelgrund"

Austrian exhibition at Auschwitz

Entrance of the Austrian exhibition in Auschwitz

Art Database of the National Fund

Art Database

Annual Report 2010/11

Cover of the Annual Report 2010/11
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Acknowlegment of Victims

Mauthausen (c) Walter Reichl

Background

During the NS regime in Austria between 1938 and 1945 thousands of people became victims of its violent persecution and anihilation policy. more...

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Gesture Payment

The National Fund of the Republic of Austria awards a gesture payment of EUR 5,087.10 (ATS 70,000) as acknowledgement for the NS injustice suffered. more...

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Eligibility for payments and filing applications

The following persons are eligible to receive token payments: those who were persecuted by the National Socialist regime on political grounds, grounds of origin, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, on grounds of a physical disability or mental handicap or on the basis of accusations of so-called asociality, or who in other ways fell victim to typically National Socialist injustice or left the country to escape such persecution. more...

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Committee

The Committee decides on applications to the National Fund for Victims of National Socialism at its quarterly meetings. more...

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Additional Responsibilities

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Materials

National Fund Law

Federal Act on the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for the Victims of National Socialism [unofficial translation]* more...

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Hannah Lessing (c) Karl Schrammel

Fifteen Years National Fund of the Republic of Austria: Holocaust Remembrance and Responsibility in Austria

Speech by Secretary General Hannah Lessing at the Austrian Embassy in Washington DC on May 13 2010 7:30 pm. more...

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1938 - 2008: Legacies and Lessons in post-war Austria

A lecture and discussion series, 2008/2009. Organised by the Austrian Embassy London, in co-operation with the Wiener Library and the Austrian Cultural Forum London. November 1938 marked the first pogrom in Nazi Germany. On Austrian territory, incorporated into Germany eight months earlier, this so called "Reichskristallnacht" was at least as brutal as in the rest of the Third Reich. November 1938 triggered the beginning of the "Kindertransport" to Great Britain, which rescued thousands of Austrian Jewish children. Seventy years later, November 2008 has presented an important occasion for Austrians to confront the past and address some crucial questions: more...

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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. more...

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