Austrian Hitler hometown racist politician’s neonazi poem

Austrian extreme right politician Christian Schilcher, AFP photo

Not only in Germany children of racist politicians write neonazi poems. In Austria, far-right politicians seem not to leave that to their children, but to do so themselves.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

In Austria, the deputy mayor of Braunau am Inn town has resigned after a storm of criticism of a poem he had published in a local newspaper before Easter. In the poem The Urban Rat, FPÖ

The extreme right party in Austria, formerly led by Jörg Haider. Now, part of the right-wing two-party coalition government.

politician Christian Schilcher writes that rats from outside must assimilate or “get away quickly”. He also warns against mixing cultures. …

The comparison of people with rats (or other animals) has been used more often in history to dehumanize groups of people and thus justify atrocities against those groups. For example, in the Nazi propaganda film Der ewige Jude (1940) Jews were compared with rats …

Today he has drawn consequences and resigned his position as deputy mayor of Braunau am Inn, the hometown of Adolf Hitler.

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