On 13 March 2018 the Austrian Embassy London and the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) jointly organised the remembrance event “Never Forget: The 80th Anniversary of the Anschluss”, marking the anniversary of the 1938 annexation of Austria into the Third Reich. Besides opening addresses by Ambassador Martin Eichtinger and Sir Erich Reich (AJR) the event included contributions by Hannah Lessing, Secretary General of the Austrian National Fund for Victims of National Socialism, 93 year old Kindertransport survivor Harry Bibring and two Austrian Gedenkdiener, currently doing their Holocaust Memorial Service at the “JW3”, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and the Holocaust Survivors Center. “Tonight we honour the victims of the Holocaust as well as the refugees that had to flee Austria after the annexation of 1938”, said Austrian Ambassador Martin Eichtinger at yesterday´s remembrance event. "The Austrian Government is committed to its duty of historic and moral responsibility. It is committed to keeping the memory about Nazi persecution alive and to drawing lessons for present times and future generations".