Where do the records of the Findbuch come from and how were they processed?

All records published in the database are finding aids from cooperating archives. These finding aids serve to locate files in the archives. These are accessible for official, personal, journalistic purposes, as well as for justified personal reasons (see Sec. 9 of the Bundesarchivgesetz [“Federal Archive Act”], as well as country-specific archive laws and regulations for use). The period of protection for these archival documents has already expired (see Sec. 8 of the Federal Archive Act, as well as county specific archive laws and regulations for use).

The finding aids in the Findbuch were published with the explicit consent of the archives holding the files.

The records provided in the Findbuch do not allow inferences to be drawn about either processed applications or possible applicants to the National Fund of the Republic of Austria and the General Settlement Fund for Victims of National Socialism.

The information about data processing consists of the description of both the origins of the records contained in the Findbuch as well as the period of time in which the lists and registers were created. Moreover, these records show if the data was directly obtained from the archives or whether it was processed, gathered and revised by the historians of the General Settlement Fund. Furthermore, they provide information on how the records were processed for the Findbuch. The information on data processing is accessible in both the detail view of a record, as well as in the description of the file type.

Last update on 16-6-2015 by Doris Altinger.

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