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Austria

Restoration of the former synagogue in Kobersdorf is underway

Restoration work has begun at the former synagogue in Kobersdorf. The Austrian region of Burgenland purchased the former synagogue and intends to restore it for use as a cultural site. 

Antisemitic ex-mayor becomes magnet for Vienna statue protests

A statue of an antisemitic former mayor of Vienna who inspired Hitler has become the focus of competing left- and right-wing protests, with anti-racist activists mounting a “shame vigil” around the monument.

Renowned author and Holocaust survivor Ruth Klueger dies at 88

Prize-winning author and Holocaust survivor Ruth Klueger has died aged 88 at her home in California.

Historic agreement to secure Jewish life in Austria

The Jewish Community of Vienna (IKG) has reached a historic agreement with the federal government of Austria to safeguard and foster Jewish life in the long term.

Thousands of Jews from around the world expected to seek Austrian citizenship

Following a new amendment to Austria's citizenship law that went into effect on 1 September 2020, thousands of Jews around the world expected to apply for Austrian citizenship.

Austrian Parliament to enhance biannual antisemitism study

The new edition of a biannual antisemitism survey carried out on behalf of the Austrian Parliament will be expanded and adapted to address new challenges.

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