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Nearly half of all Austrians say Hitler was not that bad

By Mason White 1:59 PM March 10, 2013
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By: Shifra Unger
A large percentage of Austrian residents said recently that Adolf Hitler was not that bad, according to a new study released last week.

An Austrian study found that 42 percent of respondents said that “not everything was bad under Adolf Hitler”, when the Nazi government had annexed Austria 75 years ago.

The survey also found that 54 percent of the 502 respondents said that a Nazi party would have success in today’s democratic elections and that 61 percent support the concept of a “strong man” as a leader.

The survey was commissioned by a local Austrian newspaper and reported by the main Austrian press agency on Friday.
The Institut market survey organization gave no margin of error, but polls of this size sometimes have a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Even when considering an error of 4 percent the numbers reveal a worsening anti Jewish situation in Austria, according to Jewish leaders.