Auschwitz survivor asks Austrians to remember the pastBreaking News
tags: Holocaust, Auschwitz, Austria
Gertrude was only 16 years old when she and her family were deported to Auschwitz with her parents and her two younger brothers. Her entire family was killed in the Nazi camp - only she survived.
Now she is watching with horror as "populists" once again appeal to "the lowest in people" - referring to Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ).
In a rerun of the Austrian presidential elections, FPÖ candidate Norbert Hofer, 45, is running against former Green party leader and rival candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, 72.
Gertrude, who is now 89 years old, was especially critical of FPÖ party chairman Heinz-Christian Strache, who reportedly suggested that refugees and immigrants could bring Austria to "civil war".
comments powered by Disqus
- Do American Indians Celebrate the 4th of July?
- Trump Vows To Veto Defense Bill If It Removes Confederate Names From Military Bases
- Fourth of July: Beer’s Patriotic Connection to the Founding Fathers
- Calls for ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ to be Replaced With a New US National Anthem
- As Young People Drive Infection Spikes, College Faculty Members Fight For The Right To Teach Remotely
- The Day the White Working Class Turned Republican (Review)
- David Starkey Criticised over Slavery Comments
- ‘A Conflicted Cultural Force’: What It’s Like to Be Black in Publishing
- Did Rutgers Find The Perfect President For 2020? Meet Jonathan Holloway, Black Historian.
- In Search of King David’s Lost Empire