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28.04.2017

On 25 April 2017 the Austrian Government adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism.

24.10.2016

The European Jewish Congress’ Security and Crisis Center (SACC) opened its first office in Vienna with the attendance of over 70 security experts from 28 Jewish communities in Europe.

18.03.2015

Following the third Salzburg Global Seminar on Holocaust and Genocide Prevention, Salzburg Global has compiled information on Holocaust education in non-IHRA countries. The information is available on a dedicated section of the Salzburg Global website.

17.11.2014

Austria’s national railway company, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), has opened an exhibition at the European Parliament documenting their complicity in the Holocaust.

13.10.2014

In remembrance of the thousands of Austrian victims of National Socialism, representing seven victim groups, The Vienna Project team invites you to attend their Closing Ceremony on 18 October at the Austrian National Library at the Hofburg Palace, Vienna.

19.06.2014

The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) in cooperation with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) calls for papers for the Simon Wiesenthal Conference taking place from 4-6 December 2014.

09.11.2013

A number of commemorative events were held in Austria to mark the 75th anniversary of the November 1938 pogroms.  Under the initiative of Barbara Prammer, President of the National Council of Austria, a website was created to list all commemorations taking place around Austria.      

28.05.2013

The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invite applications for an interdisciplinary conference on complicity and collaboration in World War II and the Holocaust in the Eastern part of Europe.

08.05.2013

The 5th Dialogforum Mauthausen took place on 6 and 7 May, focusing on the functions of a memorial site as a place of education and commemoration.

05.05.2013

Austria’s national Memorial Day Against Violence and Racism in Memory of the Victims of National Socialism was commemorated on 5 May. 

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