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Austria

Left-wing activists publish online “Judenkarte” of Jewish sites

Activists in Austria published a so-called "Judenkarte" on the internet, on which addresses of Jewish institutions in Vienna could be found and marked with a yellow Star of David.

Chancellor Kurz presents descendants of victims of the Nazi regime with Austrian citizenship

Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has presented several descendants of the victims of the Nazi regime with Austrian citizenship at a ceremony in New York.

Austria joins Durban Conference boycott

Austria is the eighth country to announce it will not participate in the Durban IV conference in New York in September, marking the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Racism in the South Africa city, which was rife with antisemitism.

Austrian theater group reenacts a post-Holocaust escape in the Alps

Sidestepping a roaring waterfall and stumbling over rocks, an Austrian amateur theater group reenacts the treacherous Alpine escape of thousands of Jews seeking a new home after the Holocaust.

Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss takes Austrian citizenship aged 92

Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss has become a citizen of Austria as well as receiving an award from the Austrian government.

Vienna university offers €7,500 scholarship for young Jewish studies researchers

Young scholars specializing in Jewish studies now have a shot at a scholarship worth more than €7,500 from the University of Vienna.

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