Reports of the Collection Agencies A and B (1957–1969)

Collection Agencies A and B were established in the wake of Article 26 Sec. 2 of the Staatsvertrag ("Austrian State Treaty") of 15 May 1955, in which the Republic of Austria undertook to transfer to so-called receiving organizations heirless assets or unclaimed assets, rights and interests that were eligible for restitution. Collection Agencies A and B, located in Vienna, were established on the basis of the Auffangorganisationengesetz ("Receiving Organizations Act").

Collection Agency A was responsible for the assets, rights and interests of persons who had been members of the Jewish Community on 31 December 1937; Collection Agency B was responsible for the assets, rights and interests of all other persons who had had their assets seized under the Nazi regime.

By order of the Federal Ministry of Finance, no. 217.424-34/62 of 14 January 1963, Collection Agencies A and B were instructed to submit an interim report. The report, dated 9 April 1963, documents the Collection Agencies’ bodies, statutes and rules of procedure and describes its working methods. The interim report also contains 17 supplements comprising announcements, forms and surveys and statistics on the Collection Agencies’ activities.

Once Collection Agencies A and B had completed their work, in May 1969 their Director Dr. Georg Weis submitted a final report containing a final account of the Collection Agencies’ work and an overall statement of account.

The Report of Collection Agencies A and B dated 9 April 1963 that is provided here as in PDF format originates from the estate of Dr. Georg Weis. It is published with the kind permission of his heir. The Final Report of the Collection Agencies (1957–1969) is published with the kind permission of the Austrian Court of Audit (file no. 890.004/421-1B2/16). The final report is held in the library of the Court of Auditors and recorded there under no. 2677/a. A digital copy was provided to the General Settlement Fund in PDF format.

Further information on the activities and the files of Collection Agencies A and B can be found in the Historical Commission’s Report on the Activities of the Collection Agencies and in the Findbuch for Victims of National Socialism.

Content of the Final Report

Einleitung

Abschnitt I: Die Organe, Statuten und Geschäftsordnungen der Sammelstellen

  • A. Das Kuratorium der Sammelstelle A
  • B. Das Kuratorium der Sammelstelle B
  • C. Die Zuerkennungskommission
  • D. Der Geschäftsführer
  • E. Statuten
  • F. Die Geschäftsordnungen
  • G. Sitz der Sammelstellen

Abschnitt II: Die Sammelstellen

  • A. Liegenschaften
  • B. Geschäfte
  • C. Hypotheken und Fahrnisse
  • D. Ansprüche nach § 5 Bundesrückerstattungsgesetz
  • D. Feststellungsbescheide
  • E. Wertpapiere
  • F. Versicherungsansprüche
  • G. Auswanderungsfonds Böhmen und Mähren

Abschnitt III. Die Tätigkeit in Billigkeitsfällen

Abschnitt IV: Die Verwaltung und Verwertung des Vermögens der Sammelstellen

Abschnitt V: Verteilungsseite

  • A. Sammelstelle A
  • B. Sammelstelle B

Abschnitt VI. Restarbeiten

  • A. Unbewegliches Vermögen
  • B. Aussenstände
  • C. Wertpapiere
  • D. Fahrnisse
  • E. Bankkonten
  • F. Verbindlichkeiten

Abschnitt VII: Liquidationsmassnahmen

Gesamtrechnungsabschluß für die Zeit vom 1. Jänner 1958 bis 31. Dezember 1969

Georg Weis: Sammelstelle A. Sammelstelle B. Schlussbericht (1957-1969), Vienna 1969, 34 pages. (Library of the Austrian Court of Audit, Dampfschiffstrasse 2, 1031 Vienna, Inventory number 2677/a).

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Sammelstelle A, Sammelstelle B: Interim report according to the order of the Federal Ministry of Finance, no. 217.424-34/62 of 14 January 1963, Vienna 1963, 76 pages.

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