Austria: Officials slam Nazi comments by lawmaker

November 8, 2006 17:52


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Austrian politicians on Wednesday condemned a right-wing lawmaker for making positive comments about Nazi policies. Wolfgang Zanger, a lawmaker for the right-wing Freedom Party of Austria, said in a television interview late Tuesday that "of course there were good sides to National Socialism, we just don't hear about them anymore." Zanger commended the Nazi party for reducing unemployment and launching infrastructure projects. Social Democrat lawmaker Norbert Darabos on Wednesday called Zanger's words "scandalous and wholly unacceptable," and Salzburg Governor Gabi Burgstaller, also a Social Democrat, said Zanger should resign.

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