En todas partes cuecen habas

Posted on 23/11/2010


Pero en unas más que otras:

Leopold Kunschak, who later become a deputy of the parliament and leader of the party, openly agitated against the Jewish refugees in Vienna and called them “a plague of our time.” (…) After World War II a number of former leaders of the Christian Social Party, including Leopold Kunschak, continued to stress antisemitism. Some of them founded the Oesterreichische Volkspartei. Kunschak became the first president of the parliament of the second Republic of Austria.

Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2008. The Gale Group

Y también:

“After World War II, the Second Austrian Republic was created. One of its founding fathers was Leopold Kunschak. He had been the leader of the Catholic Christian Social Party before the war and was an extreme anti-Semite. In 1919 he had proposed special laws against the Jews.” Writes historian Bruce F. Pauley: “On countless occasions in 1919 and 1920 Kunschak demanded the Jewish refugees either be deported or, if possible, placed in concentration camps.”

Bruce F. Pauley, From Prejudice to Persecution: A History of Austrian Anti-Semitism (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992), p. 86.

Consecuentemente, existe en la actualidad el Leopold Kunschak Prize, que ha sido otorgado a personalidades del ámbito democristiano. Entre otros, a Joseph Ratzinger, Lech Walesa, Wilfred Martens (presidente del Partido Popular Europeo), Norbert Blüm (ministro alemán durante 16 años con Helmut Kohl)…

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