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Austrian Group Denies Holocaust

A right-wing group called “Action New Right” distributed a booklet at the University of Vienna today alleging that six million Jews did not die at Nazi hands, that the Jews were “exploiting anti-Nazi genocide propaganda” and that the Nurenberg war crimes trials were illegal because the defendants were sentenced for alleged acts that were made criminal-only retroactively after World War II.

Austrian authorities have taken no steps so far to confiscate the 40-page booklets or stop their distribution although it is against the law to spread racist or neo-Nazi material. The booklet claims that “There exists irrefutable evidence that the claims of the murder of six million Jews during World War II are without the slightest foundation….However, nobody succeeded to exploit war sufferings as much as the Jews. The anti-Nazi genocide propaganda was spread mostly by Jews.” Only several thousand Jews were killed during the war, it said.

The authors of the booklet claim that the Nuremberg defendants did not receive a fair trial because “about 90 percent of the court representatives were biased for political or racist motives. Moreover, the confessions of the defendants were produced under torture and extortion. Strong men were transformed into wrecks.”

The booklet adds, “We do not want to investigate the assumption of the Germany of Adolf Hitler that the Jews were an avaricious and greedy link in the community. We do not want to discuss whether the attitude of the Germans against the Jews were correct or not.” But, the booklet claims that photos of concentration camp victims were “fakes.” It carries a picture of inmates welcoming American troops at Dachau over the caption, “Healthy and merry Dachau camp inmates after their liberation.”

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