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October 3, 1987 | DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writer
Austria has received 5,100 Iranian Jewish refugees since July, 1983, of whom more than a quarter, or 1,483, arrived during the first eight months of this year, Austrian Foreign Minister Alois Mock disclosed Friday. Mock told reporters that the exodus of the refugee Jews has been accomplished with the quiet cooperation of the fundamentalist Islamic regime of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the neighboring Islamic state of Pakistan.
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February 5, 2000 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leon Zelman came to Austria as a boy, along a tortuous road through concentration camps such as Auschwitz, Wolfsberg and Mauthausen-Ebensee. By the time he was 17, and safe, his whole family was long dead. More than half a century later, in a week when Austria provoked a rage of international condemnation by raising Joerg Haider's far-right Freedom Party to national power, it is strange to hear Zelman speak of the gratitude he owes this country.
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February 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The government of Austria agreed to pay about $25 million in reparations to Jewish survivors of the World War II Holocaust. The money will be invested in projects aimed at helping the survivors. The announcement of the payments marked a sharp shift for Austria, which has traditionally argued that the country itself was a victim of Nazi aggression.
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October 30, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Artwork and other items looted by the Nazis from Jewish homes more than 50 years ago and long held by Austria sold for high prices at a benefit auction. The auction grossed $13.2 million during its first day--nearly four times the $3.5-million estimate by Christie's auctioneers for the full two-day sale. Proceeds from the auction, conducted by Christie's on behalf of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Austria, will aid needy Holocaust survivors and their heirs.
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November 25, 1988 | From Reuters
The city of Vienna unveiled a monument to the victims of Nazism on Thursday, and Austria's chief rabbi said it may remind people not to ignore injustice. The focal point of the monument is a bronze sculpture depicting a Viennese Jew forced to kneel and scrub the streets after Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938. "If one stands shocked before this monument, then it can serve as atonement for those who complacently walked by the living, street-washing Jew. . . .
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August 29, 1987 | From Reuters
Austrian President Kurt Waldheim on Friday visited a former Nazi concentration camp, saying that he had a "sincere need to visit this place of horror." A handful of demonstrators carrying a banner reading "We Want an Anti-fascist as President" were on hand for the arrival of the 68-year-old former U.N. secretary general.
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February 5, 2000 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leon Zelman came to Austria as a boy, along a tortuous road through concentration camps such as Auschwitz, Wolfsberg and Mauthausen-Ebensee. By the time he was 17, and safe, his whole family was long dead. More than half a century later, in a week when Austria provoked a rage of international condemnation by raising Joerg Haider's far-right Freedom Party to national power, it is strange to hear Zelman speak of the gratitude he owes this country.
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August 29, 1987 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Jewish leaders from the United States, Switzerland and Israel are gathering in Rome this weekend for unprecedented discussions with Pope John Paul II that they hope will help repair the damage to Catholic-Jewish relations caused by the pontiff's controversial meeting with Austrian President Kurt Waldheim at the Vatican in June. Rabbi Marc H.
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October 30, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Artwork and other items looted by the Nazis from Jewish homes more than 50 years ago and long held by Austria sold for high prices at a benefit auction. The auction grossed $13.2 million during its first day--nearly four times the $3.5-million estimate by Christie's auctioneers for the full two-day sale. Proceeds from the auction, conducted by Christie's on behalf of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Austria, will aid needy Holocaust survivors and their heirs.
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June 25, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II, standing where the Nazis bought a granite quarry surrounded by rich, rolling farm land and made it hell, preached Friday against the "lunatic ideology" of totalitarianism.
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March 14, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Had it been close to Halloween or Mardi Gras, both celebrated exuberantly by the Viennese, the white-hooded figures seen prowling the stylish Kaerntnerstrasse might have been dismissed as party-goers showing excessively bad taste. But the rowdy youths in Ku Klux Klan trappings have been sighted in the city between costume "seasons." They have burned crosses in the Vienna woods and boarded trams in poorer suburbs to chase foreigners out.
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February 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The government of Austria agreed to pay about $25 million in reparations to Jewish survivors of the World War II Holocaust. The money will be invested in projects aimed at helping the survivors. The announcement of the payments marked a sharp shift for Austria, which has traditionally argued that the country itself was a victim of Nazi aggression.
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November 25, 1988 | From Reuters
The city of Vienna unveiled a monument to the victims of Nazism on Thursday, and Austria's chief rabbi said it may remind people not to ignore injustice. The focal point of the monument is a bronze sculpture depicting a Viennese Jew forced to kneel and scrub the streets after Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938. "If one stands shocked before this monument, then it can serve as atonement for those who complacently walked by the living, street-washing Jew. . . .
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November 10, 1988 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Germans and Austrians gathered Wednesday to observe the 50th anniversary of the event that ushered in the Holocaust, and Chancellor Helmut Kohl was interrupted by heckling as he attempted a national atonement for the Nazi pogrom against Jews in Germany.
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June 26, 1988 | From Reuters
A day after Pope John Paul II was criticized for not mentioning Jews during a visit to a former Nazi concentration camp, his spokesman insisted Saturday that he had done so, and the pontiff later said the Jews who died there had enriched the world by their suffering.
NEWS
June 25, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Pope John Paul II, standing where the Nazis bought a granite quarry surrounded by rich, rolling farm land and made it hell, preached Friday against the "lunatic ideology" of totalitarianism.
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January 6, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO and MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writers
Pope John Paul II will meet again with Austrian President Kurt Waldheim in the course of a five-day visit to Austria in June, Vatican radio said Tuesday. The radio said John Paul will also receive Austrian Jewish leaders, who were outraged by his 35-minute audience with Waldheim here last June.
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June 26, 1988 | From Reuters
A day after Pope John Paul II was criticized for not mentioning Jews during a visit to a former Nazi concentration camp, his spokesman insisted Saturday that he had done so, and the pontiff later said the Jews who died there had enriched the world by their suffering.
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January 6, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO and MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writers
Pope John Paul II will meet again with Austrian President Kurt Waldheim in the course of a five-day visit to Austria in June, Vatican radio said Tuesday. The radio said John Paul will also receive Austrian Jewish leaders, who were outraged by his 35-minute audience with Waldheim here last June.
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October 3, 1987 | DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writer
Austria has received 5,100 Iranian Jewish refugees since July, 1983, of whom more than a quarter, or 1,483, arrived during the first eight months of this year, Austrian Foreign Minister Alois Mock disclosed Friday. Mock told reporters that the exodus of the refugee Jews has been accomplished with the quiet cooperation of the fundamentalist Islamic regime of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the neighboring Islamic state of Pakistan.
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