Jehovah’s Witnesses Around the World

Austria

  • Hallstatt, Austria​—Witnessing from house to house

  • Vienna, Austria​—Preaching in the Michaelerplatz

  • Vienna, Austria​—Offering Bible-based publications in Maria-Theresien-Platz

Fast Facts—Austria

  • 9,044,000—Population
  • 21,768—Ministers who teach the Bible
  • 290—Congregations
  • 1 to 418—Ratio of Jehovah’s Witnesses to population

NEWS RELEASES

Town in Austria Honors 31 Jehovah’s Witnesses, Victims of Nazi Regime

A plaque in the town of Techelsberg was dedicated in memory of Jehovah’s Witnesses who suffered at the hands of the Nazis during World War II.

HELPING THE COMMUNITY

Helping Refugees in Central Europe

Refugees need more than physical assistance. Witness volunteers provide comfort and hope by sharing consoling thoughts from the Bible.

THE WATCHTOWER—STUDY EDITION

Losing a Father—Finding a Father

Read the life story of Gerrit Lösch, a member of the Governing Body.

NEWS RELEASES

Jehovah’s Witnesses Honored at the Gusen Concentration Camp Memorial

On April 13, 2014, a memorial plaque was unveiled in recognition of the 450 Witnesses imprisoned by the Nazis in the Mauthausen and Gusen concentration camps in Austria.

NEWS RELEASES

Austria Ordered to Compensate Jehovah’s Witnesses for Discrimination

On September 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the government of Austria was guilty of discrimination against Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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