The Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service (AHMS) is an alternative to Austria’s compulsory national military service. AHMS was founded in 1992. Since 1998 it is part of the Austrian Service Abroad. AHMS representatives work at major Holocaust memorial institutions in 23 countries worldwide. The German name is Gedenkdienst (Memorial Service). The organization is interested in the causes and consequences of Nazism and offers support to its victims. Women have been allowed to participate in the programme since 2013. The Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service and the Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention Foundation began to work together in 1994.