New Auschwitz exhibit acknowledges Austrian complicity in Nazi crimes

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A new exhibit at the memorial site for the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp is set to shine a light on the role of Austrians in Nazi atrocities. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and several members of the Austrian government opened the new exhibit in Poland on Monday. It was Austria’s “will and our obligation to remind people that not only the victims, but also the perpetrators were part of our society and were shaped by it,” said Van der Bellen. Making sure that history does not repeat itself meant not only fighting anti-Semitism and nationalism, but also fighting for democrac…

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