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    "Far-Right" Vienna Ball Condemned

    Protesters in Austria marking Holocaust Remembrance Day have condemned organisers of a ball, which is expected to be attended by far-right leaders.

    Greens' Party head Eva Glavischnig said guests at Vienna's WKR event would be "dancing on the graves of Auschwitz" - a reference to the Nazi death camp.

    But the organisers rejected the accusations, saying the ball was always held on the last Friday in January.

    French National Front leader Marine Le Pen is expected to be among the guests.

    Belgium's Philip Claeys of the Vlaams Belang party and other Europe's far-right politicians are also thought to be at the ball at Vienna's imperial Hofburg palace.

    "It is all the more regrettable and perfidious that today of all days, people will dance on the graves of Auschwitz," Ms Glawischnig said at a Holocaust commemoration ceremony in the Austrian capital.

    The ceremony was held at Vienna's Heldenplatz, just a few hundred metres from the Hofburg.

    "You, who will dance and celebrate here: we remind you of the murder of two-thirds of Europe's Jews," said Holocaust survivor Rudolf Gelbard.

    Other protesters shouted, "Nazis out!"

    Austrian police said it expected more demonstrators to join the protest outside the palace.

    The WKR ball is traditionally organised by student fraternities, which include far-right members from across Europe. The event is part of Vienna's famous ball season.

    Commemorative ceremonies are being held around the world on Friday to mark the 67th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi's Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in Poland.

    It is estimated that one million people - mostly Jews and non-Jewish Poles - were killed at the Nazi death camp.
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    As far as I'm aware, "Holocaust™ Remembrance Day" is just an arbitrary date, chosen at random and relating to some fictitious (non)event so I don't see why other groups should have to rearrange their social schedule in order to accommodate this?!

    It is estimated that one million people - mostly Jews and non-Jewish Poles - were killed at the Nazi death camp.
    Ah, so we're down to a million now, are we

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