“We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honour those who stood against it.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
Austria’s national Memorial Day Against Violence and Racism in Memory of the Victims of National Socialism was commemorated on 5 May.
Hannah M. Lessing (National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism/General Settlement Fund) – Head of Delegation
Michael Baier (Special Envoy for IHRA)- Head of Delegation
Michael Haider (Federal Ministry for Europe, Integrtation and Foreign Affairs) - Deputy Head of Delegation
Brigitte Bailer (Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance) – Academic Working Group
On the 13th April 2011 the Embassy of the State of Israel and the President of the Austrian Parliament Barbara Prammer organized ihe posthumous honoring of the Austrian parish priest Balthasar Linsinger as “Righteous Among the Nations” in the Austrian Parliament building in Vienna.
On 8 May, more than 7,000 visitors attended a commemoration ceremony for the 66th anniversary of the liberation of Mauthausen Concentration Camp near Linz, in Oberösterreich (Upper Austria).
On May 20th, 2011, The Jewish Tolerance Center and the Austrian Embassy in Vilnius, LIthuania organized an event to commemorate Anton Schmid, Righteous Among the Nations.
On 26 May 2011, Austrian Federal President Heinz Fischer unveiled a newly renovated memorial room in the heart of Vienna.
Neue Heimat Israel (New Home Country Israel) DVD: Survivors from Austria Tell Their Stories
Researchers, experts, and students at Salzburg University have become the first in Austria to gain access to the Visual History Archive of the Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education of the University of Southern California (USC).
The 20th annual Braunau Contemporary History Days Conference ("20. Braunauer Zeitgeschichte-Tage") will take place in Braunau am Inn, Austria from 23-25 September 2011.