If Austria received 120,000 refugees last year, it has recently sent 12,000 newcomers back to Germany with a further 3,000 stranded in Austria, Brandstetter replied. In general, Brandstetter feels that the Mauricio Macri administration is on the right track. In part his reasons were personal, Brandstetter replied — his family was anti-Nazi and his father a conscientious objector to military service. But there was also a need to remind the younger generations of this dark chapter of Austria’s history — the birthplace of Adolf Hitler needs to come to terms with its past. At the close of the interview held just around the corner from the Recoleta Cemetery, Brandstetter expressed a keen interest to see Eva Perón’s grave.

Source:   Bueno Aires Herald
November 04, 2016 18:18 UTC