After being discovered playing speeches by Adolf Hitler and Nazi slogans over the sound system of a train travelling from Bregenz to Vienna, two people have been charged in Austria.
When the Nazi commander’s remarks started to play on the train, numerous people appeared to be extremely upset.
Green Party lawmaker David Stoegmueller videotaped his response to the recording, which was audible in the background. The politician claimed the train attendant was ‘helpless’ and unable to turn the salutes off.
“In the RailJet 661, several calls of “Sieg Heil” have just been broadcast through the loudspeaker system. The train attendant is completely helpless,” the politician wrote on Twitter.
“I hope there will be a report and clarification as soon as possible.”
Gerade wurde im RailJet 661 mehrmals „Sieg Heil“ rufe durch das Lautsprechersystem ausgestrahlt! Die Zugbegleiterin komplett hilflos @unsereOEBB ich hoffe es erfolgt Anzeige und schleunigst Aufklärung! pic.twitter.com/S8kx5ZnnpZ
— David Stögmüller (@Stoegmueller) May 14, 2023
According to The BBC, the Austrian Federal Railways sent a statement to it and said: “We clearly distance ourselves from the content.
“We can currently assume that the announcements were made by people directly on the train via intercoms. We have reported the matter to the police,” the Austrian Federal Railways said.
The incident comes after two trains had been manipulated last week to broadcast a “nonsensical, confusing mix” of childrens’ songs and old, flawed announcements, OeBB spokesman Bernhard Rieder saood.
The latest incident, which provoked public outcry, allegedly included Hitler salutes and what appeared to be historic recordings of speeches by Adolf Hitler.
All three incidents occurred when OeBB trains passed through the same section between the eastern Austrian city of St Poelten and its capital Vienna, Mr Rieder added.
(With inputs from Agencies)