- liberated Mauthausen prisoners -
Adolph Hitler was born in Austria. That nation later housed the notorious Mauthausen camp where 200,000 Jews and others were gassed, shot, worked and clubbed to death. You likely know all that, at least the contours.
Now Austria will restore the camp in a desire to blunt rising neo-Nazi feeling. Project managers, reports the Associated Press, believe their $2,400,000 plan could "serve as an important contribution" to Austria's efforts not to permit its youth to forget the horror their country helped create just seventy years ago.