German SIG #Germany Austrian State Archives: Researching and Restitution #germany

Jane Rosen Berenbeim

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The Jewish Genealogical Society invites you to attend its next meeting,
featuring a lecture by Dr. Hubert Steiner, on "Researching and Restitution
in the Austrian State Archives."

Program: On April 26, 1938, shortly after the Nazi annexation of Austria, a
regulation on the declaration of Jewish property was enacted. The consequent
property registrations were the first steps in the systematic theft of Jewish
property, a program that was documented in files that still exist and may
be used not only for studying economic and political history but also for
genealogical research. These files, which contain many personal biographies,
including stories of escape and new lives in exile, can now be viewed in the
Austrian State Archives.

Since 1990, Dr. Hubert Steiner has been responsible for the identification
of the properties confiscated by the Nazi regime >from Austrian Jews.
Working in the Austrian State Archives, Dr. Steiner created the finding aid
that has made it possible to search property lists that all Jews in Vienna
were forced to submit in 1938. Dr. Steiner's work has been widely recognized,
most recently in 2010 with the Grand Silver Honorary Medal for merits
from the county of Vienna.
This meeting will be of special interest to anyone whose family lived
within the borders of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, including Austria,
Hungary and Galicia.

Date and Place: Sunday, January 15, 2012, 2:00 pm
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues, NY NY

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the CJH will be open at
11:00 AM for networking with other researchers and access to research
materials and computers.

The program is free to members of JGSNY; there is a $5 charge for guests.

Jane Rosen Berenbeim, Vice President Programming- JGS, Inc.(NYC)

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