VIENNA (AP) — Vienna’s municipal officials say the city has settled on a downtown site in front of the Austrian chancellor’s office as the place for a memorial honoring those who deserted Hitler’s army.
The decision to put up such a monument was made months ago, but organizations involved in its realization could not settle on a location.
The choice of the Ballhausplatz square was announced Friday by officials of Vienna’s Socialist-Green coalition government.
It will be the first such memorial in Austria, which was annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938 — a move supported by the overwhelming majority of citizens back then.
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