Decision no. 700a/2011



Applicant, Status

Michael Anthony B., Recommendation
Paul Roderick B., Recommendation
Philip William B., Recommendation
Margaret Helen S., Recommendation
David S., Recommendation
George Leopold S., Recommendation
Gregory John S., Recommendation
Peter Mark S., Recommendation
Robert Edmund S., Recommendation

Public owner

Stadtgemeinde Bad Vöslau

Type of property


Real estate in

KG Vöslau (04035), Bad Vöslau, Niederösterreich | show on map
KG Leopoldstadt (01657), Wien, Wien | show on map
KG Brigittenau (01620), Wien, Wien | show on map
KG Penzing (01210), Wien, Wien | show on map
KG Hadersdorf (01204), Wien, Wien | show on map
KG Wieden (01011), Wien, Wien | show on map
KG Landstraße (01006), Wien, Wien | show on map
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30 Sep 2011


Award of a comparable asset pursuant to Sec. 34 of the GSF Law



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Press Release Decision No. 700a/2011

Lower Austria, Bad Vöslau
On 30 September 2011, in supplementation of its decision 700/2010, the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution recommended that the applicants be awarded a comparable asset of 41,000 Euros. In decision 700/2010, the restitution application for a property owned by the Municipality of Bad Vöslau was already positively decided with regard to a 1/6 share. As a public traffic thoroughfare owned by the municipality is currently situated on the land, the Arbitration Panel considered restitution in rem impractical. In such cases, the Entschädigungsfondsgesetz (“General Settlement Fund Law” – GSF Law) provides for the award of a comparable asset.

The entire property ownership of the former Jewish owner, Hans S. had been expropriated without compensation during the course of the National Socialist assumption of power. In 1943, the Municipality of Bad Vöslau purchased various small areas – including 1,743 m², one sixth of which had formerly belonged to Hans S. – in order to construct/extend municipal roads. The majority of these areas have been used a municipal public road areas ever since. After 1945, these areas of land formerly belonging to Hans S. were neither restituted nor was a settlement by agreement reached with the former owner.

As such, an open question of compensation in accordance with the law existed. The Arbitration Panel therefore recommended the restitution of 1,643 m² to the nine applicants. 100 m² was no longer owned by the Municipality of Bad Vöslau on the cut off day pursuant to the GSF Law, 17 January 2001. Due to the fact that these areas are still used as a public road, a restitution in rem is not practical. Therefore, the Arbitration Panel recommended the Municipality of Bad Vöslau to pay to the applicants the current market value.

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