I was in contact with a Sozialarbeiter at the ESRA Psychosoziales
Zentrum in Vienna about this issue in May. What he wrote is this:
"The Austrian government has announced a law change for descendants of
Austrians who were forced to escape because of national socialist
persecution. According to this expected law it should make no
difference if the Austrian origin is derived >from the maternal or
paternal line. However the law change has not yet come into force and
we do not have reliable information when it will come. We hope that it
will come until the end of 2019."
I gathered >from talking with people in Vienna that the outcome of this
new law is far >from certain. I was advised to get in touch with the
ESRA again in November to inquire.
Seattle, WA, USA