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Monday, August 09, 2004

Austrians polled on the Nazi era

40% - The Nazi era was "mostly bad."

31% - The Nazi era had "good and bad" elements.

27% - The Nazi era was "exclusively bad."

Peter Uhlram of the Fessel-GfK Institute, which conducted the survey, cautioned against inferring from the poll results that anti-Semitism is widespread in Austria.

Most who believed life was in some ways good under Hitler likely looked back at developments other than the Holocaust as the positive sides of Nazi rule, such as construction of the first Autobahn and sharply lowered unemployment, he said.

Source: Associated Press in JPost