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Austria drawing up legislation to ban antisemitism on social media

Austria's government is drawing up legislation to require social media platforms to remove antisemitic material, following the publication of a report which found that TikTok, a platform popular with children, was rife with antisemitism.

Austrian Parliament launches Simon Wiesenthal Prize against antisemitism

The Austrian National Council, the country's lower house, has cleared the way for the new Simon Wiesenthal Prize honouring civil society initiatives against antisemitism.

Call to verify database of Austrian Holocaust victims for Wall of Names Memorial

Ahead of the construction of the Shoah Wall of Names Memorial in Vienna, the Documentation Centre of the Austrian Resistance (DÖW), is calling on the descendants and relatives of Austrian Holocaust victims to consult its database to ensure that no name is forgotten.

Construction begins on Vienna Wall of Names Memorial

Building has gone underway on the Shoah Wall of Names Memorial in the Ostarrichipark area of Vienna.

Jewish gravestones found in Austrian castle walls after 400 years

Renovations carried out in the first half of 2020 at Ebenfurth Castle, Austria, have revealed some 28 Jewish gravestones and gravestone fragments dating from the 17th century.

New demographic study of Austrian Jewry

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) has published a demographic study of the Jewish community in Austria.

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