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Jehovah’s Witnesses




OCTOBER 7, 2015

Plaque Unveiled for Austrian Witness Executed by Nazis, District Mayor Key Speaker

Gabriele Votava delivered a speech honoring Gerhard Steinacher, one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, who was executed at 19 years of age for refusing to support the war effort.

JULY 21, 2014

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.

NOVEMBER 1, 2012

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.