Descendants of Nazi victims become citizens again

He was honored that the descendants were ready to receive Austrian citizenship, said Kurz when handing over the relevant documents during his visit to New York on Tuesday.

“We cannot change what Austrians did during the Nazi regime,” said the head of government. But his country wanted to be a reliable partner for the bereaved of Nazi victims. The citizenships went to five descendants of people who had fled during the Nazi era and a 92-year-old woman who had to flee to the United States herself.