Austria accepts IHRA definition on antisemitism

Austria has accepted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism. The move was welcomed by the EJC’s Austrian affiliate, the IKG Wien, which described itself as « very proud and...

Record level of antisemitic incidents recorded in Austria in 2016

A record number of antisemitic incidents, ranging from verbal and online threats to assaults, were recorded in Austria last year, a non-governmental organisation said in a report published on...

BDS Austria barred from holding event at Vienna cultural institution

A Vienna cultural institution barred BDS Austria from holding an event, the WUK cultural centre told The Jerusalem Post on Saturday. “The WUK distances itself clearly from ‘Israel Apartheid Week...

Fury over planned meat factory at former Nazi labour camp in Austria

Plans to construct a sausage and bacon factory at the location of a Nazi-era forced labour camp have struck a raw nerve with the family of the former owners. The...

Austrian police arrest Hitler lookalike

Austrian police have detained a man for glorifying the Nazi regime, after he appeared in public dressed as Adolf Hitler, a police spokesman said. The 25-year-old was arrested on Monday...

Austrian man gets prison for selling Hitler songs online

An Austrian court has convicted a man under the country's anti-Nazi law and sentenced him to prison for selling recorded songs with titles such as "Adolf Hitler Lives" and...

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