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May 30, 2000
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Austria’s planned payments to Nazi-era slave laborers are “nothing other” than “protection money” needed to maintain good relations with the United States, a member of the far-right Freedom Party was quoted as saying. “We are in a situation in which we have to knuckle under to the great powers,” legislator John Gudenus told Profil magazine. In 1995, Gudenus said the existence of Nazi gas chambers was “dogma” rather than established historical fact.

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