Klaus Schneeberger, the regional leader of ruling Austrian People’s Party of Chancellor Kurz, said, “Of course, nobody will have to register to buy kosher meat. There will be no such thing."
“Austria has a special historical responsibility never to forget the terrible crimes of the Holocaust and is committed to the security of Israel and its citizens,” Kurz wrote in his post.
Though representatives of camp survivors stated it would be "a renewed humiliation" to have members of the party there, the FPO insisted that it has denounced its Nazi roots.
If any such plan became law it would apply to girls of up to around the age of 10 years.
Austria, Kurz said, has taken a long time to be “open and honest” about its past, and the country was “not only a victim but also a perpetrator.”
The head of Austria's main Jewish organization expressed skepticism about the government's announcement it hopes to build a commemorative wall that would bear the names of 66,000 Holocaust victims.
The FPO, which was founded by ex-Nazis in the 1950s, came third in last year's parliamentary election.
Meretz MK Tamar Zandberg accused the Likud of "dangerously flirting with the worst of the antisemites."
The FPO, which says it abandoned Nazi ideology espoused by its founders in the 1950s, entered government last month as a junior partner of Sebastian Kurz's conservatives.
"The person was excluded from the provincial party leadership as well as the SPO."