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by Euro Reporter
2012-05-11 08:48:54
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Nazi victims finally laid to rest

They were starved, tortured and killed because they were considered inferior to the Aryan ideal set by Adolf Hitler. Then their organs were put into jars and displayed for research by the doctors accused of causing their deaths under the Nazis. Shutting the books on one of Vienna's darkest chapters, workers placed a small metal urn into the ground Wednesday at the city's Central Cemetery. It contained what municipal officials say were the last known unburied remains of victims "treated to death" in the Austrian capital's psychiatric wards during the Hitler era.

The Nazis called them "unworthy lives" -- those deemed too sick, weak or handicapped to fit the image of the master race. More than 70,000 were killed, gassed to death or otherwise murdered between 1939 and 1941. Public protests stopped the wholesale massacres then, but thousands more of those deemed inferior lost their lives at the hands of doctors and nurses until the end of the war. Of those, about 3,500 died in Vienna institutions, among them nearly 800 children and juveniles. Thousands of brains, uteruses with foetuses and other organs and parts were then preserved in jars and used for medical research until 1978, when they were put under lock and key amid growing Austrian sensitivity to the crimes committed while Austria was Hitler's ally.

Hundreds of the children's remains were buried 10 years ago, but many adult specimens were kept available until recently for experts trying to trace their histories and identify them. They were successful in linking remains to names in 61 cases. Sixty sets of identified victims were buried along with unidentified ones in a non-public ceremony late last month. Under a clear blue sky, the 61st was put to rest Wednesday, accompanied by the mournful music of a string quartet, speeches by dignitaries and the cawing of a lone crow perched on a beech tree near the grave.

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Electrical mobility increasingly popular in Austria

Electrical cars have become more frequent in Austria as electricity produced by photoelectric cells and the like have become more popular. The environmentally friendly alternatives are now being sponsored by a growing number of companies such as Raiffeisen-Leasing, which not only helps customers finance electrical mobility projects, but also helps with planning them. These projects benefit not only companies and communities, but also individuals.

Private customer Manfred Hillinger is a good example – he managed to finance the purchase of a Tesla Roadster using a financing deal from Raiffeisen-Leasing. He said: "In 2010 we decided to put photoelectric cells on our roof and that meant we were more interested in the subject of environmentally friendly products. We decided what we wanted to do was to use our own home-made electricity to effectively allow us to tank up for free." After a lot of research they settled on buying a Tesla Roadster, because it was also equipped with its own photoelectric cells and said that so far it had delivered around 12,000 km of CO2 neutral travel.

The Roadster was the first highway-capable all-electric vehicle in serial production available in the United States. Since 2008 Tesla has sold more than 2,100 Roadsters in 31 countries through until December 2011. Tesla began producing right-hand-drive Roadsters in early 2010 for the British Isles, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. The Roadster has a base price of US$109,000 in the United States, GB£86,950 in the United Kingdom, and €84,000 in continental Europe. As an electric vehicle, the Roadster also qualifies for several government incentives in many nations.

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Austria state broadcaster closes Facebook sites

Austria’s state broadcaster has begun shutting down its Facebook pages after the country’s broadcast regulators ruled that its statutes do not allow it a presence on the social media site. Broadcaster ORF’s sites were being taken off line Friday to comply with a decision by the Federal Communications Senate, Austria’s highest broadcast regulator.

The panel earlier this week upheld a November decision by KommAustria, the regulator of first instance that found ORF’s Facebook presence gave it an unfair competitive edge against private broadcast and print media. The KommAustria ruling was sparked by a complaint raised last year by Austrian newspaper publishers.



      
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