Remembering Ruth Maier

The opening night of “Lives Cut Short – Seeking Refuge During the Holocaust: The Fate of Ruth Maier” on April 4, 2019, drew more than 130 guests and included remarks by both, the Austrian Ambassador, Wolfgang Waldner, and the Norwegian Ambassador, Kåre Aas. As a special guest, the embassies welcomed Dr. Ann Altmann, Ph.D., whose father was cousins with Ruth Maier. #RuthMaier #HolocaustDiaries #AskWhy #NeverForget

Holocaust Exhibition on Ruth Maier the "Austrian-Norwegian Anne Frank" Opens April 4

The exhibition traces the journey of Ruth Maier (1920-1942), a young diarist who perished in the Holocaust. It is jointly presented by the Austrian Embassy and the Royal Norwegian Embassy and will be on view from April 5 through May 31, 2019, in the Atrium of the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C. RSVP here to join us for the opening reception on Thursday, April 4! #RuthMaier #HolocaustDiaries #AskWhy #NeverForget

Economic Forum for Salzburg’s MBA Students

On March 14, 2019, the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC hosted its Annual Economic Forum which is part of the University of Salzburg Business School’s foreign study trip. The forum addressed recent trends in U.S. trade policies and evaluated the status quo of our bilateral economic relations. In addition, the students gained insights into the versatile work of the Embassy, especially its Economic Department, Advantage Austria (Austria’s platform for intelligence and business development services abroad run by the Austrian Economic Chamber), and OSTA (Office of Science and Technology Austria) and had the opportunity to network with successful Austrians living in the United States.

“We Have a Tremendous Relationship, Long Term, With Austria”

On February 20, 2019, U.S. President Donald J. Trump welcomed the Federal Chancellor of the Republic Austria Sebastian Kurz to the White House to further strengthen the excellent bilateral relations, especially in the fields of trade and international cooperation. Chancellor Kurz, at age 32 the youngest world leader, was the first Austrian chancellor to be received at the Oval Office in 13 years. #TrumpKurz