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Austrian Authorities Asked to Curb Paper Insulting Nazi Victims

The People’s Party Association of Racial Persecutees, affiliated with the major party in the government coalition, the Catholic People’s Party, had demanded that the authorities take legal action against the newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten for insulting the memory of Nazi victims.

The newspaper recently opposed plans for the erection of a statue to an “Unknown Inmate of a Concentration Camp,” asserting that the average Austrian citizen does not think that the victims of Nazism died “honorable” deaths. Critics of the Salzburg newspaper noted that, paradoxically, its present editor is a former inmate of a Nazi concentration camp.