VIENNA - The world-famous Vienna Philharmonic orchestra will
publish details of its history during the Nazi era on Sunday, responding to
years of accusations of a cover-up.
Austria took several decades after
World War Two to acknowledge and voice regret for its central role in Hitler's
Third Reich and Holocaust. The country will solemnly mark the 75th anniversary
on Tuesday of its annexation by Nazi Germany.
One of the world's premier
orchestras, the Vienna Philharmonic is most popularly known for its annual New
Year's Concert, a Strauss waltz extravaganza that is broadcast to an audience of
more than 50 million in 80 countries.