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Announcement regarding the deposit of documents

All decisions of the Claims Committee which could not be serviced by 31 December 2013 and as such have not become legally binding are served by deposit with the Secretary General of the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism as of 1 January 2014 pursuant to Sec. 22a (para. 5) of …

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The National Fund publishes the "Findbuch for Victims of National Socialism"

Within the scope of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January – the day of the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz – the National Fund of the Republic of Austria presents the Findbuch for Victims of National Socialism (www.findbuch.at). This new online …

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Austrian Parliament Resolves Schedule for Closing Down the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism

Deposit of decision of the Claims Comittee
On 6 December 2012, the Austrian parliament unanimously resolved the deadlines for the deposit of monetary compensation for victims of National Socialism which has been awarded but could not yet be disbursed. As a result, by the end of 2018 the work of the General Settlement Fund shall be completed …

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Recollecting Karl Wahle

On 11th October 2011, an event featuring the contemporary witness Francis Wahle was held to mark the 10th anniversary of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution and the presentation of volume 4 of its decisions. The following is a summary of the speeches.

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From the Restitution Commissions to the Arbitration Panel

Festive Event featuring a Discussion with a Contemporary Witness marking the tenth anniversary of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution and the publication of volume 4 of its decisions

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The General Settlement Fund is seeking the heirs of deceased applicants

The majority of the payments compensating losses of assets have already been made. However, there are cases in which the applicant passed away before receiving the final payment and in which neither heirs nor contact persons are known to the General Settlement Fund.

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End of Deadline for In Rem Restitution

The deadline concerning applications for restitution with the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution ended on December 31, 2009 for property (movable assets of a Jewish Community Organization) owned by one of the following Austrian provinces and municipalities on the cut off day, 17 January 2001: …

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The closing payments from the General Settlement Fund have commenced

On Wednesday 8th July 2009 the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism commenced the disbursement of the closing payments. On the previous day, the Board of Trustees, to which both the presidency of the National Council and representatives of the Federal Government, as well as …

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Amendment to the General Settlement Fund Law. The closing payments are to be expedited

An amendment to the General Settlement Fund Law, enacted on 1st July 2009, has enabled the rapid conclusion of the closing payments. The payment quotas in claims-based and equity-based proceedings, as well as for insurance policies will be calculated on the basis of the decisions reached by the …

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Restitution as an interdisciplinary challenge? The cooperation between lawyers and historians in restitution matters.

For property seized during the National Socialist era that is publicly-owned today, the possibility of in rem restitution was provided for in the Washington Agreement of 17 January 2001. The series "Decisions of the Arbitration Panel for In Rem Restitution" documents a fundamental element of the …

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