Austria Accepts ‘Joint Responsibility’ for Holocaust Atrocities, President Says

Israeli President Shimon Peres arrives in Austria on Sunday for an official state visit to the country. Photo: Israel Hayom video screenshot.

Israeli President Shimon Peres attended a Holocaust memorial in Vienna with Austrian President Heinz Fischer.

“Today, Austria accepts its joint responsibility with the Nazi criminals,” Fischer said, adding that Austria only relatively recently began the difficult-but-important process of acknowledging its role in the Holocaust and commemorating the country’s Jewish victims.

“I begin my visit to this country by bowing my head before this memorial, paying respect to the thousands of Austrian Jews sent to death camps from Vienna,” Peres said at the ceremony, Israel Hayom reported.

President Shimon Peres and Austrian President Heinz Fischer at the Holocaust memorial service on Sunday | Photo credit: AP


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