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Overview of Immovable Property Restitution/Compensation Regime - Austria (8 March 2017)


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The Holocaust (Shoah) Immovable Property Restitution Study is the first-ever comprehensive
compilation of all significant legislation passed since 1945 by the 47 states that participated in
the 2009 Prague Holocaust Era Assets Conference and endorsed the 2009 Terezin Declaration
that came out of the Prague conference.

The Terezin Declaration (and its companion document, the 2010 Guidelines and Best Practices,
endorsed by 43 countries) focuses in substantial part on the treatment of immovable (real)
property restitution: private, communal, and heirless property. The Study examined private,
communal, and heirless property as discrete components of each country’s restitution efforts
from 1944 to 2016.

Austria endorsed the Terezin Declaration in 2009 and the Guidelines and Best Practices
in 2010.

As part of the European Shoah Legacy Institute’s Immovable Property Restitution Study, a Questionnaire covering past and present restitution regimes for private, communal and heirless property was sent to all 47 Terezin Declaration governments in 2015. Austria sent a response in May 2016.



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European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI) Overview of Immovable Property Restitution/Compensation Regime - Austria (8 March 2017). European Shoah Legacy Institute (ESLI). 2017:  https://archive.jpr.org.uk/object-aus14