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May 3, 2000
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Not all members of the Nazi SS should be blamed for the group’s wartime actions, according to the new head of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party. “We have to recognize that there were people who participated in the [SS] without carrying the blame for it,” Susanne Riess-Passer, who this week replaced Jorg Haider at the helm of the Freedom Party, told Spain’s El Pais newspaper.

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