VIENNA — A magazine published by a leading Austrian far-right politician is criticizing a demonstration that occurred against a ball organized by his party by comparing it to Kristallnacht, a series of coordinated attacks against Jews that occurred in 1938 in Nazi Germany and Austria.
Last month, a demonstration against the ball being held in Vienna by Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party smashed store windows.
A cartoon in Zur Zeit magazine published by Andreas Moelzer, the leading Freedom Party candidate for the EU parliament, shows explosions through a window and Austria’s chancellor and his deputy blaming each other for the chaotic situation.
A caption reads “Kristallnacht 2014.”
Dozens of Jews were killed during Kristallnacht, or Night of the Broken Glass, and 30,000 were sent to concentration camps. Jewish property was destroyed and vandalized.
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