Follow-up on Austrian Citizenship #austria-czech

Jan Meisels Allen

Robert Frazer asked for updated information on my posting >from last year's
legislative attempt to allow children and grandchildren of Nazi victims to
become Austrian citizens.
Unfortunately, both bills were voted down last February. See:
Original url:

While Chancellor Kurtz was in favor, there is a new chancellor since June 3,
2019, Brigitte Bierlein.

The Counsel General I was in correspondence with last year has been
transferred to the Austrian Embassy in Australia. I have written to his
successor in Washington DC and if/when I learn if the new government is
interested in this and will introduce similar legislation, I will post it
here on the Austria-Czech SIG.

The aforementioned article >from February 2019 says at the end, prompted by
the opposition's bills, interior minister Herbert Kickl announced they
would bring forwardctheir own draft legislation on the matter by the end of

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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