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Austrian Parliament Gets Law to Pardon Nazi Offenders

The Peoples Party, which is headed by Chancellor Julius Raab, introduced in Parliament today the draft of a constitutional law which provides for the pardon of all incriminated Nazi offenders except convicted war criminals who engaged in illegal Nazi activities after World War II.

The amnesty is designed to end the “unpleasant period” in Austrian history from 1938, when Hitler annexed Austria to Germany, to the summer of 1955, when the Allied occupation of Austria was terminated.

The neo-Nazi League of Independents introduced its own draft of an amnesty law which would provide a general amnesty for all former Nazis.