Vienna Students Clash on Demand for Dismissal of Ex-nazi Professor

Agitation for the dismissal of Prof. Taras Boradajkewioz, an alleged neo-Nazi and a history teacher at the Vienna University School of World Trade, mounted here today as hundreds of former resistance fighters and students from Socialist, Catholic and Communist youth organizations demonstrated against the continued employment of the teacher, who has admitted publicly that he was a member of the Hitler SS during World War II.

While the demonstration–the second in two days–was under way, students who oppose the professor’s discharge fought with the demonstrators. Several participants from both sides were injured, one seriously, as the youths fought with fists, rocks, fruit and some small mortars. The Ministry of Education is investigating charges that the teacher is a neo-Nazi “spreading Nazi poison among Austrian youth.” Jewish organizations have also demanded his discharge.

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