Nazi nostalgia

by Lorenzo Piccoli

It appears that one in two Austrians believe Adolf Hitler’s rule had some positive aspects, according to a poll conducted by daily Der Standard.

Furthermore, 61 per cent of respondents want “a strong man” at the helm of the country, while 57 per cent think only Austrian citizens should receive state social benefits. The survey found 54 per cent of people believe if Hitler’s National Socialist German Workers’ Party stood in the forthcoming election, it would likely win much support.