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Tonight we remember the wave of anti-Semitic violence that spread through our country 83 years ago. The atrocities commi...
11/09/2021

Tonight we remember the wave of anti-Semitic violence that spread through our country 83 years ago. The atrocities committed against Jews during the 'Night of Broken Glass' #OTD in 1938 must never be forgotten.

Earlier today, #Austria’s Shoah Wall of Names Memorial was officially inaugurated. It bears the names of over 64,400 🇦🇹 Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

Federal Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg:
“We looked away for so long until we became aware of our role as perpetrators and of our responsibility steaming from it. Now we are setting a visible sign that we acknowledge the darkest chapter of our history and that we take responsibility.”

“With these Shoah walls of names, we save their names and their history from oblivion. We give them back their identity, their individuality and thus a part of their human dignity.”

Learn more about the new memorial:
https://www.austria.org/the-latest/2021/11/9/inauguration-shoah-wall-of-names-memorial-in-vienna

📸 (c) BKA/Wenzel

On the 83rd anniversary of the 1938 "#Kristallnacht" pogrom Austria's Shoah Wall of Names Memorial will be inaugurated t...
11/09/2021

On the 83rd anniversary of the 1938 "#Kristallnacht" pogrom Austria's Shoah Wall of Names Memorial will be inaugurated today. It bears the names of over 64,400 Austrian Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

The opening ceremony from Vienna starts 🔜 10am ET/7am PT.

Livestream (in German):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCzXxY3jl1A

🐶😷🇦🇹Meet Fantasy Forever, the newest member of the Austrian Armed Forces (Bundesheer)! After an intensive six-month trai...
11/04/2021

🐶😷🇦🇹

Meet Fantasy Forever, the newest member of the Austrian Armed Forces (Bundesheer)! After an intensive six-month training the Belgian Shepherd is now joining the global pack of #COVID19 sniffers. By smelling a face mask she can determine with a 80% success rate whether its wearer is infected with the virus or not.

#Austria will help train people in other countries how to teach dogs this skill, said Austrian Federal Minister of #Defense Klaudia Tanner.

Paw-some! 🐾

📸 1 © Austrian Armed Forces/Carina Karlovits (from left to right Dog trainer, Commander of the Military Dog Center Colonel Otto Koppitsch, Veterinary Section Head Colonel Michael Kreiner, Minister of Defense Klaudia Tanner)
📸2 © REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Today, #Austria remembers the victims of the terrorist attack in downtown #Vienna on November 2, 2020. "Terrorism must n...
11/02/2021

Today, #Austria remembers the victims of the terrorist attack in downtown #Vienna on November 2, 2020.

"Terrorism must not and will not succeed in dividing us!"
– 🇦🇹 Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg

#remember0211 #viennaattack

📢 The 🇦🇹 Embassy in #WashingtonDC is seeking a Press & Communications Officer.Apply here ➡️ http://austria.org/careers #...
10/28/2021

📢 The 🇦🇹 Embassy in #WashingtonDC is seeking a Press & Communications Officer.

Apply here ➡️ http://austria.org/careers

#jobopening #HIRINGNOW

📢 The 🇦🇹 Embassy in #WashingtonDC is seeking a Press & Communications Officer.

Apply here ➡️ http://austria.org/careers

#jobopening #HIRINGNOW

This week, 🇦🇹 Chief of Defense Staff General Robert Brieger, who will become the next Chairman of the 🇪🇺 EU Military Com...
10/14/2021

This week, 🇦🇹 Chief of Defense Staff General Robert Brieger, who will become the next Chairman of the 🇪🇺 EU Military Committee on June 1, 2022, paid a visit to Washington, DC. He met, among others, with his 🇺🇸 counterpart General Mark A. Milley, Chairman of The Joint Staff, and European Union in the United States Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis.

Bundesheer
U.S. Embassy Vienna
Österreichisches Außenministerium

Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen has sworn in Alexander Schallenberg as Federal Chancellor of the Republic of ...
10/11/2021

Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen has sworn in Alexander Schallenberg as Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria (Bundeskanzleramt Österreich) and Michael Linhart as Federal Minister for European and International Affairs (Österreichisches Außenministerium/MFA Austria).

https://www.austria.org/the-latest/2021/10/11/schallenberg-sworn-in-as-federal-chancellor

Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen has sworn in Alexander Schallenberg as Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria (Bundeskanzleramt Österreich) and Michael Linhart as Federal Minister for European and International Affairs (Österreichisches Außenministerium/MFA Austria).

https://www.austria.org/the-latest/2021/10/11/schallenberg-sworn-in-as-federal-chancellor

On the occasion of the official opening of the new Austrian national exhibition at the Auschwitz Memorial / Muzeum Ausch...
10/05/2021

On the occasion of the official opening of the new Austrian national exhibition at the Auschwitz Memorial / Muzeum Auschwitz, the Austrian Consulate General Krakow hosts a special concert tomorrow, Tuesday, October 5, at 1:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM CET to honor all the composers and musicians who were ostracized, persecuted or murdered by the N***s.

Watch the concert „Exilarte“ live on YouTube
➡️ https://youtu.be/NiRfbGkEbPY

LIVESTREAM available here: https://youtu.be/NiRfbGkEbPY

Special Concert by ARTEL String Quartet
The Austrian Consulate General in Cracow invites you to join us for a special concert on Tuesday, October 5, at 19:00h to honor all the composers and musicians who were ostracized, persecuted or murdered by the N***s. The fabulous Vienna-based ARTEL String Quartet will play works by Gideon Klein, Hans Krása and Arnold Schönberg. Please join in and follow the concert LIVE on the YouTube page of the Austrian Cultural Forum Warsaw. This concert is organized in cooperation with the Exilarte center at the Vienna University of Music (https://exilarte.org/en) , whose mission it is to safeguard the memory of this generation of talented musicians and restore them to their rightful place in music history. (There is a waitlist for a small number of tickets for the live performance. Please PM us, if you are interested – admission only by confirmation from the Consulate.)
The day before the concert, the new Austrian national exhibition in the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum will officially be opened by a high-level Austrian delegation, led by Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen and Speaker of Parliament Wolfgang Sobotka. Apart from telling the story of Austrian victims of Auschwitz, the new exhibition focuses on the involvement of Austrians as accomplices to and perpetrators of the crimes committed.

Program:

7 PM: Welcome remarks by Consul General Philipp Charwath

7.05 PM: Remarks by Ms. Hannah Lessing, Secretary-General of the Austrian National Fund for Victims of National Socialism

7.10 PM: Start of concert

Gideon Klein:
- String trio
- Fantasia and Fugue (string quartet)

Hans Krása:
- Passacaglia
- Fuga for string trio

Arnold Schönberg:
- Scherzo in F-major (String quartet)
- Presto (String quartet)

Exilarte Zentrum
MOCAK Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnej w Krakowie / Museum of Contemporary Art
Żydowskie Muzeum Galicja

The commandant of the Austrian Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt completed a trip to the U.S. from September 12 - 17, ...
09/24/2021

The commandant of the Austrian Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt completed a trip to the U.S. from September 12 - 17, 2021. Destinations included The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis and The U.S. Military Academy in West Point. Both U.S. academies are partners of the Austrian Military Academy in the annual exchange of cadets and midshipmen.

In 1929 Lisl Goldarbeiter was the first and so far only Austrian crowned #MissUniverse in Galveston, TX:
09/23/2021
Miss Universe 1929: Lisl Goldarbeiter - A Queen in Wien

In 1929 Lisl Goldarbeiter was the first and so far only Austrian crowned #MissUniverse in Galveston, TX:

Ein Film von / a film by Péter Forgács A/NL 2006, 70 min, OmU, DigiBeta, Stereo 1929 wurde die erste und bisher einzige Österreicherin zur…

The New Yorker on Richard Neutra's architectural legacy in Los Angeles:
09/21/2021
Richard Neutra’s Architectural Vanishing Act

The New Yorker on Richard Neutra's architectural legacy in Los Angeles:

The Austrian-born designer perfected a signature Los Angeles look: houses that erase the boundary between inside and outside.

🍂🌶️🇦🇹🍇Time for soul-warming food, time for #Liptauer!This spicy cheese spread is the most classic Austrian accompaniment...
09/17/2021

🍂🌶️🇦🇹🍇

Time for soul-warming food, time for #Liptauer!

This spicy cheese spread is the most classic Austrian accompaniment for hearty slices of rye or pumpernickel bread, German soft pretzels and cold meats, perfect for a brisk fall afternoon.

📍 served in typical wine taverns (in a so-called #Heuriger or #Buschenschank) throughout Austria's wine growing regions

#TasteOfAustria

📸 (c) Ovidiu Dehelean//GG Tourismus der Stadtgemeinde Baden, Wienerwald Tourismus, Vacation in Austria, #WhenWeTravelAgain #AufWiedersehen #VisitAustria

🍂🌶️🇦🇹🍇

Time for soul-warming food, time for #Liptauer!

This spicy cheese spread is the most classic Austrian accompaniment for hearty slices of rye or pumpernickel bread, German soft pretzels and cold meats, perfect for a brisk fall afternoon.

📍 served in typical wine taverns (in a so-called #Heuriger or #Buschenschank) throughout Austria's wine growing regions

#TasteOfAustria

📸 (c) Ovidiu Dehelean//GG Tourismus der Stadtgemeinde Baden, Wienerwald Tourismus, Vacation in Austria, #WhenWeTravelAgain #AufWiedersehen #VisitAustria

[#AustriaCoverage 🧐🇺🇸💻]Bloomberg is touting the success of massive social and public housing in Vienna:
09/17/2021
Vienna's Radical Idea? Affordable Housing For All

[#AustriaCoverage 🧐🇺🇸💻]

Bloomberg is touting the success of massive social and public housing in Vienna:

As cities around the world grapple with a crisis of affordable housing, Vienna has been keeping it at bay. How the Austrian capital got there may offer a model strategy for cities worldwide. (Source: Bloomberg)

#TravelUpdate 🇺🇸🛬🇦🇹Starting Sep 15: #Austria updates entry regulations for travelers from the #UnitedStates. https://aus...
09/14/2021

#TravelUpdate 🇺🇸🛬🇦🇹

Starting Sep 15: #Austria updates entry regulations for travelers from the #UnitedStates. https://austria.org/current-travel-information

What does this mean?
➡️ No changes for business travelers & fully vaccinated tourists
➡️ If you're not 💉, you need to get tested, register & enter quarantine.

📍 MQ – MuseumsQuartier Wien, #Vienna
#WhenWeTravelAgain #VisitAustria #AufWiedersehen

📸 Hertha Hurnaus

#TravelUpdate 🇺🇸🛬🇦🇹

Starting Sep 15: #Austria updates entry regulations for travelers from the #UnitedStates. https://austria.org/current-travel-information

What does this mean?
➡️ No changes for business travelers & fully vaccinated tourists
➡️ If you're not 💉, you need to get tested, register & enter quarantine.

📍 MQ – MuseumsQuartier Wien, #Vienna
#WhenWeTravelAgain #VisitAustria #AufWiedersehen

📸 Hertha Hurnaus

"Spatial platforms that highlight the contributions of Black artists and designers have been long overlooked. Projects t...
09/10/2021

"Spatial platforms that highlight the contributions of Black artists and designers have been long overlooked. Projects that consider people as much as they consider the implications of the built form deserve merit. I’m so grateful to be part of this precedent and honored that the selection committee would acknowledge my practice as part of the amazing work by luminaries who have received this award in the past. I’m thankful to all who have supported my practice both within museums and on the street." Theaster Gates' reaction to winning the 12th #Austrian Frederick #KieslerPrize for Architecture and the Arts.

Congratulations! 👏

➡️ https://www.austria.org/the-latest/2021/9/10/austrian-kiesler-prize-goes-to-us-artist-theaster-gates

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Rebuild Foundation
Frederick Kiesler Foundation
Bundeskanzleramt Österreich
Stadt Wien

🇦🇹➡️🇺🇸 #KnowledgeSharing to #MakeCancerHistoryBruno Odisio, Co-Director of Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center ("US's ...
08/26/2021

🇦🇹➡️🇺🇸 #KnowledgeSharing to #MakeCancerHistory

Bruno Odisio, Co-Director of Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center ("US's best hospital for cancer care") traveled from #Houston to #Innsbruck to learn "stereotactic radiofrequency ablation", which uses heat to destroy #tumors with pinpoint accuracy.

Reto Bale, an interventional oncologist at Medical University of Innsbruck, developed this technique 20 years ago. In total 1,000 patients and 4,000 tumors have already successfully been treated by Bale and his team in Austria.

📸 D. Bullock / Medizinische Universität Innsbruck

[#AustriaCoverage 🧐🇺🇸💻]"My Dad sometimes listened in his office to Austrian composers and even to the martial music of A...
08/23/2021
My Father Fled N***s in Austria—I’m Becoming a Dual Citizen

[#AustriaCoverage 🧐🇺🇸💻]

"My Dad sometimes listened in his office to Austrian composers and even to the martial music of Austrian marching bands. He spoke fondly of following the Austrian soccer team’s exploits in the 1934 World Cup. He was essentially, irreversibly—despite everything—Viennese. And as my story indicates, he remained so, until his death almost a decade ago."

"Last September, the Austrian government introduced a new law that made citizenship available to the direct descendants of all who had fled the country under N**i persecution. After double-checking that U.S. citizens could hold dual citizenship (by the laws of both countries), I approached my daughters (who actually had not one but two Austrian grandfathers) and asked if they would like it if we applied. The benefits of EU citizenship seemed great. But honestly, I was motivated by something deeper. I felt it was something that would mean a lot to my father, that would keep part of him, of who he was, alive not just for me but for my daughters and ultimately for their children."

"Gaining dual citizenship would be a tribute to my father but it would be more than that. It would be a reflection of lessons learned in his lifetime. Sometimes the unthinkable happens. Sometimes, the seemingly impossible can become a sudden, bitter reality."

In "My Father Fled N***s in Austria—I’m Becoming a Dual Citizen" David Rothkopf shares his personal story for The Daily Beast ➡️ https://www.thedailybeast.com/my-father-fled-nazis-in-austria-im-becoming-a-dual-citizen?ref=scroll

He came to America from Austria because the unthinkable happened there. It can happen here, too.

Are you actively engaged in combating #antisemitism and educating people about the #Holocaust? Then submit an entry for ...
08/17/2021

Are you actively engaged in combating #antisemitism and educating people about the #Holocaust? Then submit an entry for the Simon Wiesenthal Prize, named in honor of the legendary Holocaust survivor and N**i-hunter from Austria!

Deadline: SEPT 30 ➡️ https://wiesenthalpreis.at/home

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National Fund of the Republic of Austria and General Settlement Fund
Österreichisches Parlament

Are you actively engaged in combating #antisemitism and educating people about the #Holocaust? Then submit an entry for the Simon Wiesenthal Prize, named in honor of the legendary Holocaust survivor and N**i-hunter from Austria!

Deadline: SEPT 30 ➡️ https://wiesenthalpreis.at/home

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National Fund of the Republic of Austria and General Settlement Fund
Österreichisches Parlament

Lake Luener - “Lünersee” - also called the Pearl of the Alps, is a mountain lake in Austria’s westernmost state of Vorar...
08/10/2021

Lake Luener - “Lünersee” - also called the Pearl of the Alps, is a mountain lake in Austria’s westernmost state of Vorarlberg and a popular destination for hiking, climbing, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

Lake Luener - “Lünersee” - also called the Pearl of the Alps, is a mountain lake in Austria’s westernmost state of Vorarlberg and a popular destination for hiking, climbing, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

The next installment of our video series "Coffee with the Ambassador" is now out: Ambassador Martin Weiss speaks with Ax...
08/04/2021
Coffee With the Ambassador

The next installment of our video series "Coffee with the Ambassador" is now out: Ambassador Martin Weiss speaks with Axel van Trotsenburg, Managing Director of Operations, The World Bank. Watch on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw6NkiRGNmM

Ambassador Martin Weiss speaks with Axel van Trotsenburg, Managing Director of Operations, The World Bank

The Bregenz Festival is currently under way on the shore of Lake Constance. The Festival with its unique, floating stage...
08/02/2021
Bregenzer Festspiele

The Bregenz Festival is currently under way on the shore of Lake Constance. The Festival with its unique, floating stage is in its 75th season:

The summer festival at Lake Constance. Find information about the programme and order tickets here.

The #salzburgfestival is ongoing and celebrates its centennial this year. Looking back, we found this photo - Werner Kra...
07/27/2021

The #salzburgfestival is ongoing and celebrates its centennial this year. Looking back, we found this photo - Werner Kraus as "Death" and Alexander Moissi as "Everyman" in 1920. The play "Everyman. The play of the rich man's death" by Hugo von Hofmannsthal has been performed regularly at the Salzburg Festival since that year.

Courtesy of the Austrian National Library.

The #salzburgfestival is ongoing and celebrates its centennial this year. Looking back, we found this photo - Werner Kraus as "Death" and Alexander Moissi as "Everyman" in 1920. The play "Everyman. The play of the rich man's death" by Hugo von Hofmannsthal has been performed regularly at the Salzburg Festival since that year.

Courtesy of the Austrian National Library.

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Tonight we remember the wave of anti-Semitic violence that spread through our country 83 years ago. The atrocities committed against Jews during the 'Night of Broken Glass' #OTD in 1938 must never be forgotten. Earlier today, #Austria’s Shoah Wall of Names Memorial was officially inaugurated. It bears the names of over 64,400 🇦🇹 Jews murdered in the Holocaust. Federal Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg: “We looked away for so long until we became aware of our role as perpetrators and of our responsibility steaming from it. Now we are setting a visible sign that we acknowledge the darkest chapter of our history and that we take responsibility.” “With these Shoah walls of names, we save their names and their history from oblivion. We give them back their identity, their individuality and thus a part of their human dignity.” Learn more about the new memorial: https://www.austria.org/the-latest/2021/11/9/inauguration-shoah-wall-of-names-memorial-in-vienna 📸 (c) BKA/Wenzel
On the 83rd anniversary of the 1938 "#Kristallnacht" pogrom Austria's Shoah Wall of Names Memorial will be inaugurated today. It bears the names of over 64,400 Austrian Jews murdered in the Holocaust. The opening ceremony from Vienna starts 🔜 10am ET/7am PT. Livestream (in German): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCzXxY3jl1A
🐶😷🇦🇹 Meet Fantasy Forever, the newest member of the Austrian Armed Forces (Bundesheer)! After an intensive six-month training the Belgian Shepherd is now joining the global pack of #COVID19 sniffers. By smelling a face mask she can determine with a 80% success rate whether its wearer is infected with the virus or not. #Austria will help train people in other countries how to teach dogs this skill, said Austrian Federal Minister of #Defense Klaudia Tanner. Paw-some! 🐾 📸 1 © Austrian Armed Forces/Carina Karlovits (from left to right Dog trainer, Commander of the Military Dog Center Colonel Otto Koppitsch, Veterinary Section Head Colonel Michael Kreiner, Minister of Defense Klaudia Tanner) 📸2 © REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
Today, #Austria remembers the victims of the terrorist attack in downtown #Vienna on November 2, 2020. "Terrorism must not and will not succeed in dividing us!" – 🇦🇹 Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg #remember0211 #viennaattack
📢 The 🇦🇹 Embassy in #WashingtonDC is seeking a Press & Communications Officer. Apply here ➡️ http://austria.org/careers #jobopening #HIRINGNOW
Happy 🇦🇹 National Day to all Austrians and friends of Austria in 🇺🇸! Watch Ambassador Martin Weiss' message on the occasion of #Nationalfeiertag 2021 & celebrate with us virtually! ➡️ austria.org/austrian-national-day-2021
This week, 🇦🇹 Chief of Defense Staff General Robert Brieger, who will become the next Chairman of the 🇪🇺 EU Military Committee on June 1, 2022, paid a visit to Washington, DC. He met, among others, with his 🇺🇸 counterpart General Mark A. Milley, Chairman of The Joint Staff, and European Union in the United States Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis. Bundesheer U.S. Embassy Vienna Österreichisches Außenministerium
Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen has sworn in Alexander Schallenberg as Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria (Bundeskanzleramt Österreich) and Michael Linhart as Federal Minister for European and International Affairs (Österreichisches Außenministerium/MFA Austria). https://www.austria.org/the-latest/2021/10/11/schallenberg-sworn-in-as-federal-chancellor
Austrian immigrant Amos Vogel is considered America’s seminal film programmer. The New York Film Festival and other institutions are paying their respects on his centenary. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/06/movies/amos-vogel-centenary.html
On the occasion of the official opening of the new Austrian national exhibition at the Auschwitz Memorial / Muzeum Auschwitz, the Austrian Consulate General Krakow hosts a special concert tomorrow, Tuesday, October 5, at 1:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM CET to honor all the composers and musicians who were ostracized, persecuted or murdered by the N***s. Watch the concert „Exilarte“ live on YouTube ➡️ https://youtu.be/NiRfbGkEbPY
The commandant of the Austrian Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt completed a trip to the U.S. from September 12 - 17, 2021. Destinations included The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis and The U.S. Military Academy in West Point. Both U.S. academies are partners of the Austrian Military Academy in the annual exchange of cadets and midshipmen.