Rise of Austria's Far Right Seen as Proof of Failure to Confront Nazi Past

Austria on Sunday may become the first European country to elect as its president a far-right politician from a party that was founded by a former SS officer.

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Protesters walk during a demonstration against Norbert Hofer, candidate for presidential elections of Austria's right-wing Freedom Party, FPOE, in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. The poster on the left reads 'No Nazis in the Hofburg' referring to Austria's presidential palace.
A protest against Norbert Hofer, candidate for presidential elections of Austria's right-wing Freedom Party, in Vienna, Dec. 3, 2016. Posters read 'No Nazis in the Hofburg,' the presidential palace.Credit: Ronald Zak, AP
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