Austrian railways and their role in the Holocaust

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January 26, 2017 12:25

A new Tel Aviv exhibition is the most recent attempt of Austria to face up to the past and acknowledge its active contribution to the Nazi mass murder and those who defied the fascist regime.




Entrance to Auschwitz

Auschwitz. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Seventy-two years ago today, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, was liberated by Soviet troops.

As International Holocaust Remembrance Day takes place across the world today, people of all nationalities will pay tribute to the estimated six million Jews, two million Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled, and 9,000 homosexual men murdered by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.

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