Far-right magazine use Nazi term to defend itself

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Associated Press

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 4 at 1:04 PM

VIENNA (AP) — A magazine published by a leading Austrian far-right politician is criticizing a demonstration that occurred against a ball organized by his party by comparing it to Kristallnacht, a series of coordinated attacks against Jews that occurred in 1938 in Nazi Germany and Austria.

Last month, a demonstration against the ball being held in Vienna by Austria's right-wing Freedom Party smashed store windows.

A cartoon in Zur Zeit magazine published by Andreas Moelzer, the leading Freedom Party candidate for the EU parliament, shows explosions through a window and Austria's chancellor and his deputy blaming each other for the chaotic situation.

A caption reads "Kristallnacht 2014."

Dozens of Jews were killed during Kristallnacht, or Night of the Broken Glass, and 30,000 were sent to concentration camps. Jewish property was destroyed and vandalized.

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