May 082017
 

Today’s the 8th of May, for some among my fellow citizen still a controversial date. It’s the day Nazi Germany surrendered in 1945.

Almost every city has a street named after the date, but for many it was always seen as a Day of Defeat rather than the day Austria got back its freedom. Every year we still see functionaries of the so-called Freedom Party (FPÖ) gather that day to “remember the victims”, which is a mostly a euphemism for remembering the “Good Old Days”.

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