Thursday, November 18, 2010

(NEWS) Austria Approves €20m. For Restoring Jewish Cemeteries

"Measure to take effect in 2011; Govt. will make payments of €1m. into fund over 20 years; 61 Jewish cemeteries in Austria.

Austria's parliament passed a bill Wednesday to provide €20 million ($27 million) in federal funds for restoring Jewish cemeteries over the next two decades.

The move ends years of discord over who should pay for the much-needed endeavor to preserve the remnants of a once vibrant community decimated by the Nazis."

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