National Fund of the Republic of Austria
Taking responsibility. Sending a signal. National Fund, General Settlement Fund, Fund for the Restoration of the Jewish Cemeteries in Austria – despite the many differences between these Funds – their origins, their tasks, their structure and their working methods – there is one thing they have in common: they are proof that Austria is also coming to terms with the darkest sides of its history – the years of National Socialist rule – and has been for a while; that it is assuming responsibility for the victims of this regime, a regime which was also supported by many Austrian citizens.
The National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism, the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism and the Fund for the Restoration of the Jewish Cemeteries in Austria are administratively linked: the operations of all Funds are led by the Secretary General, Hannah M. Lessing and are subject to the supervision of a Board of Trustees chaired by the President of the National Council, Doris Bures.