Austrian parliament holds session for Nazi victims

Austrian lawmakers convened a special session of parliament on Thursday to remember victims of the Nazi regime, which ruled the country during World War II. Legislators planned a series of speeches against violence and racism in remembrance of the plight of people who were forced to labor under Adolf Hitler's regime. Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik was to preside over a question-and-answer session later in the day. Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel was to lay a wreath in honor of the victims at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Vienna