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
- Historian H.R. McMaster out, John Bolton is in
- Polish attorney general’s office calls Holocaust law unconstitutional
- Will Trump break American democracy?
- The Rothschilds, a pamphlet by ‘Satan’ and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories tied to a battle 200 years ago
- How Smithsonian Helped Solve the Twitter Mystery of the Unknown Woman Scientist
- Last Fall This Scholar Defended Colonialism. Now He’s Defending Himself.
- Jim Loewen is helping teachers teach difficult historical topics tied to race relations
- Historian (and US Senator) Ben Sasse writing book on polarization
- Historian: The Heavy Burden of Teaching My Son About American Racism
- Teachers are using ‘Black Panther’ to discuss African colonialism and American racism