Simplified Naturalisations in Austria for Families of Nazi Refugees

Diplomacy ♦ Published: March 15, 2018; 11:35 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austria plans to facilitate dual citizenship for the descendants of Nazi displaced persons.

Jews in Auschwitz 1944: "Austria acknowledges its complicity and responsibility." / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-N0827-318 [CC-BY-SA 3.0]

During the Second World War, about 130,000 Jews fled from Austria during the Nazi regime.

Most of them never returned and eventually took up the citizenship of their new homeland and thus lost their Austrian citizenship.

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