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Press Release Decision No. 1034/2014

Leoben, Judendorf On 6 March 2014, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution granted two applications for in rem restitution of a partial area of a historical property parcel in Leoben, cadastral district ("KG) Judendorf on their merits. As in rem restitution is not possible, the Arbitration Panel will set the amount of a comparable asset in a supplementary decision. The applications for in rem restitution of two partial areas of the historical property parcel in Leoben, Judendorf were rejected as the partial areas had not constituted publicly-owned property on the cut off day. Furthermore, an application for in rem restitution of another property in Leoben, KG Judendorf was rejected as this property had not been publicly-owned on 17 January 2001 either. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 1033/2014

Vienna, Döbling On 6 March 1914, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of a historical property in Vienna, Döbling as it had already been restituted in 1951. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 1006/2013

Vienna, Innere Stadt and Hernals On 11 December 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of three properties in Vienna. The two properties in Hernals had not been publicly-owned on 17 January 2001 and the property in the Innere Stadt, which was used as the headquarters of the Gestapo ("Secret State Police") Head Office Vienna from 1938 to 1945, had not been owned by the legal predecessor of the applicant. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 1005/2013

Lower Austria, Kottingbrunn and Klosterneuburg and Vienna, Dornbach On 11 December 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution recommended the in rem restitution of a property parcel in Kottingbrunn, which forms part of the Südautobahn and is owned by the Republic of Austria, as it assessed a settlement reached in 1957 regarding this property to be "extremely unjust". The applications for in rem restitution of other properties in Kottingbrunn were rejected as the properties had already been restituted in the 1950s or were the subject of settlements which were not assessed to be "extremely unjust". The applications for in rem restitution of two properties in Vienna, Dornbach and Klosterneuburg were rejected as they were not publicly-owned on the cut off day, 17 January 2001. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 977/2013

Burgenland, Frauenkirchen On 11 December 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution recommended the in rem restitution of a property in Frauenkirchen, Burgenland. In 1938 the property, whose owner was murdered in Auschwitz, formed part of the Jewish Quarter of Frauenkirchen and was acquired by the Municipality of Frauenkirchen in 1943. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 961a/2013

Lower Austria, Sommerein On 11 December 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution supplemented its decision of 25 June 2013, no. 961/2013 and recommended the Republic of Austria to award to the applicant a sum of 8,000 Euro. In the first decision, his application for in rem restitution of a partial area of 2,870 m² in Sommerein, Lower Austria, was granted. As this area forms part of a military training area, an in rem restitution is not practical. In such cases the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law) provides for the award of a comparable asset. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 872a/2013

Schwechat, Lower Austria On 11 December 2013, in supplementation of its decision 872/2012, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution recommended that the applicants each be awarded an asset of 92,400 Euros. In decision no. 872/2012, the application for restitution of a one half share of properties owned by the Municipality of Schwechat had, in part, been granted. As several of the property parcels in question are currently designated public traffic areas, the Arbitration Panel did not consider in rem restitution of these areas to be practical. In such cases, the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law) provides for the award of a comparable asset. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 976/2013

Lower Austria, Bruck an der Leitha On 24 September 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected the applications for in rem restitution of partial areas of several properties in Bruck an der Leitha owned by the Republic of Austria, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG because the legal predecessors of the applicants had not owned them. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 974/2013

Vienna, Baden et al. On 24 September 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected two applications for restitution of properties in Vienna and Lower Austria. Firstly, the applicants were not legal successors of the previous owner and, secondly, the other four properties requested did not constitute public property as defined by the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law). In addition, a partial area of the properties which were owned by the Republic of Austria on 17 January 2001 had already been restituted in 1948. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 961/2013

Lower Austria, Sommerein On 25 June 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution recommended the restitution of a ca. 2,900 m² area of land from the tank training area Götzendorf (Municipality of Sommerein, Lower Austria), owned by the Republic of Austria. This area had already been the subject of restitution proceedings in the 1950s, in which the application of the heir of the original owner had been rejected. As the sale of the property in 1939 had, however, constituted a persecution-related seizure, the Arbitration Panel was able to pronounce a recommendation by taking into account the goal of the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law), the settlement of open questions of compensation. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 960/2013

Vienna, Heiligenstadt et al. On 25 June 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for restitution of properties situated in Vienna. On the one hand, the applicant is not legal successor of the original owner of four of the requested properties, on the other hand, four other requested properties were not owned by the legal predecessors of the applicant in 1938. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 939/2013

Lower Austria, Immendorf On 25 June 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for restitution of properties situated in Immendorf, District of Hollabrunn. The properties were sold in 1938/1939. Part of these properties had already been restituted in 1948 and 1952 and did not constitute publicly-owned property as defined by the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law). The application for a partial area of these properties, which was owned by the Republic of Austria on 17 January 2001, had to be rejected as it was filed after the expiry of the application deadline. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 938/2013

Vienna, Mariahilf On 25 June 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution dismissed an application for restitution of 3/8 shares of each of two historical properties in Vienna, Mariahilf, as the application had been submitted after the expiry of the application deadline. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 923/2013

Vienna Siebenhirten/Erlaa and Upper Austria, Linz On 19 March 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected the applications for in rem restitution of several properties in Vienna, Siebenhirten and Erlaa; in Linz, Wegscheid und Leonding and of a building in Vienna, Innere Stadt, because the applicant was not eligible to file an application. The restitution of a property in Vienna, Hietzing was rejected as this property had not been owned by the applicant's legal predecessor on 12 March 1938. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 913/2013

Vorarlberg, Bludenz On 19 March 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for restitution of a property in Bludenz, Vorarlberg. In addition to the fact that the applicant was not eligible to file an application, it could not be established that the original owner had been subjected to persecution as defined by the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz ("General Settlement Fund Law" – GSF Law). more...

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Press Release Decision No. 912/2013

Vienna, Leopoldstadt On 19 March 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for in rem restitution of a one half share of a property in Vienna, Leopoldstadt, as it had already been restituted in 1950. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 911/2013

Burgenland, St. Martin an der Raab On 19 March 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for restitution of a property in St. Martin an der Raab, District of Jennersdorf. The applicant was unable to prove her right of succession to the original owners. The Arbitration Panel therefore had to deny her eligibility to file an application. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 910/2013

Lower Austria, Korneuburg  On 19 March 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for restitution of former factory properties in Korneuburg, Lower Austria. In 1957 a settlement had been reached regarding the properties according to which the original owner waived restitution in exchange for a payment of 2 million Schilling. The Arbitration Panel did not consider the 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. 900/2012

Vienna, Siebenhirten/Erlaa and Upper Austria, Linz On 21 January 2013, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution dismissed applications for in rem restitution of several properties in Vienna-Siebenhirten and Erlaa, in Linz-Wegschied and Leonding and of a building in Vienna-Innere Stadt. These applications pertained to the parts of the properties that had been owned by the Republic of Austria, and had to be dismissed because the applications in this regard had not been filed within the deadline. The applications pertaining to parts of properties which were owned by the City of Vienna were rejected because a settlement had been reached in 1953 which the Arbitration Panel did not qualify as an "extreme injustice". The in rem restitution of the remaining properties was also rejected on grounds of ineligibility of the applicants to file applications, the absence of publicly-owned property and previous restitution measures. more...

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Press Release Decision No. 88c/2013

Vienna, Innere Stadt On 21 January 2013, in supplementation of its decisions 88/2006, 88a/2006 and 88b/2007 the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution rejected an application for restitution of a property in Vienna, Innere Stadt. more...

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