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Austrian Documentaries Presented at Canadian Conferences


Last week at the Ottawa Conference on Combating Antisemitism, the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism and the Austrian Embassy Ottawa organized the screening of the Austrian film documentary "Estranged Passengers - In Search of Viktor Ullmann". Also last week dring the Holocaust Education Week in Toronto, the Austrian Embassy and the Cultural Forum Ottawa presented the Austrian documentary "The Man on the Balcony" by Kurt Brazda.

Austrian model of Hartheim Castle exhibited in the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust


On 5 November 2010 a model of Schloss Hartheim (Hartheim Castle) in Upper Austria was handed over to the Ambassador of the United States of America in Vienna, William Carlton Eacho, by the Secretary General for European and International Affairs, Johannes Kyrle, in the Foreign Ministry in Vienna/ Austria.

Memorial sites for the victims of National Socialism in Austria – a catalogue for learning

Memorial sites for the victims of National Socialism in Austria

Memorial sites for the victims of National Socialism and sites relating to the period of National Socialism in general are to be found in all Austrian provinces. They are important places of remembrance of the sufferings and deaths of so many people. They are also a challenge to our capacity to understand: How could it all happen? How could a society be willing to commit and support such crimes?

Austrian Jews in Latvia. Refuge – Asylum – Deportation

Austrian Jews in Latvia cover

Austrian and Latvian historians and researchers worked together for some years researching the fate of Austrian Jews who fled the territory of Nazi-occupied Austria between 1938 and 1940 and went to Latvia in search for a safe haven. The Austrian Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the Research of the consequences of the wars and the Occupation Museum in Riga, Latvia, continued their ongoing cooperation in publishing a collection of research results connected to this subject.


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