Auschwitz survivor asks Austrians to remember the past

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Gertrude was only 16 years old when she and her family were deported to Auschwitz with her parents and her two younger brothers. Her entire family was killed in the Nazi camp - only she survived.

Now she is watching with horror as "populists" once again appeal to "the lowest in people" - referring to Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ).

In a rerun of the Austrian presidential elections, FPÖ candidate Norbert Hofer, 45, is running against former Green party leader and rival candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, 72.

Gertrude, who is now 89 years old, was especially critical of FPÖ party chairman Heinz-Christian Strache, who reportedly suggested that refugees and immigrants could bring Austria to "civil war".

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