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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.


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


The conference "The Genocide of the Roma and Sinti: New Teaching Materials" will be held in Eisenstadt, Austria in November 2012.


What role do places of memory, particularly memorial sites, have in conveying relevant and action-guiding knowledge about the period of National Socialism, in particular for the global migrating community?


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.


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).


Neue Heimat Israel (New Home Country Israel) DVD:  Survivors from Austria Tell Their Stories


On 26 May 2011, Austrian Federal President Heinz Fischer unveiled a newly renovated memorial room in the heart of Vienna.


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 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).