Yes, Austria is different

Noah Kliger writes:

The best thing about the David Irving trial is that he was convicted by young people.

In my many conversations with friends in the media, academia and senior police officers and a retired government official, I was surprised to discover that the third generation after the war is actually very interested it the country’s past, and is determined to prevent a recurrence of such phenomena.

“Sure, we’ve got extremist elements amongst our young people, like there are everywhere, unfortunately,” they told me. “But the majority rejects racism and is unwilling to forget what happened in the past.”

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