Join us on Thursday, April 11 at 3:30 PM in JSC 202 for a thought-provoking talk by Hannah Lessing, who has been responsible for the administrative and organizational management of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism since 1995 and the Fund for the Restoration of the Jewish cemeteries in Austria since 2010.

In her talk, Lessing will shed light on the historical background of dealing with the Nazi past as well as the effects that continue to the present. She will present the work of the three funds she has managed and discuss experiences related to remembrance work.

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Hannah Lessing, Wien, 2022, Copyright www.peterrigaud.com

Hannah Lessing has been responsible for the administrative and organizational management of the National Fund of the Republic of Austria for Victims of National Socialism since 1995 and the Fund for the Restoration of the Jewish cemeteries in Austria since 2010. From 2001, she also managed the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism, which realized an extensive restitution and financial compensation program and was dissolved in 2022 after fulfilling its tasks. Lessing oversees the many and varied tasks of the National Fund, which include fostering relations between Austria and victims of the Nazi regime living abroad and supporting Holocaust survivors and their families. She is Co-Head of the Austrian Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, Member of the Presidium of the International Auschwitz Committee and Member of the International Auschwitz Council. She has lectured extensively on the mission of the three Funds, on Austria’s efforts to come to terms with its Nazi past, and on international Holocaust remembrance activities to safeguard the lessons of history for the future.