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On 23 November 2017 Co-Heads of the Austrian Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, Hannah Lessing and Michael Baier, and Chair of the IHRA Committee on the Genocide of the Roma, Martina Maschke, introduced the IHRA to participants at the 16th seminar of the teacher training institution "" in Krems/Lower Austria. The focus of the seminar was criminal law enforcement in Nazi Germany, war crimes and the prevention of human rights violation against detainees.


2 June, 2017, Vienna - In the context of the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and the Austrian Federal Chancellery organized a dialogue-platform on the topic of remembrance of the Roma genocide on 2 June 2017 in Vienna.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.

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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.      


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.