17:23, August 24, 2018
"Lack of existing evidence for a propagandistic reproduction of the penal-relevant passages in the circle of members of the" Pennalen-fraternity Germania Wiener Neustadt & # 39; and because of the fact that despite a chemical analysis, the time of turning black of accused text passages in the songbooks is no longer exact and therefore one Evidence of forgery regarding the preliminary investigation could not be established with the required security for the criminal proceedings, the investigation against unknown perpetrators was suspended for reasons of evidence §§ 3g Prohibition Act 1947 and § 293 Abs 1 StGB, "the prosecutor continued.
The Prosecution also pointed out Friday that Udo Landbauer, FPÖ & # 39; s top candidate in the election of the state of Lower Austria in January, was in the preliminary investigation against those who were responsible for the compilation and illustration of the edition of the songbook " as a witness ". "From the side of the Jewish community, Vienna appealed to him in connection with this & # 39; Liederbuchaffäre & # 39; also an advertisement for suspicion of § 3g Prohibition Act 1947, but this was lacking in the absence of an appropriate first suspicion of initiating of a preliminary investigation under § 35c StAG.
The affair was announced shortly before the Nuremberg election in January. In the course of a search of the song "Germania", books with partly blackened passages were protected. The following investigations were directed against four suspects, who were responsible for the newly released songbook from 1997 with Nazi-glorifying content.
Due to the affair, Udo Landbauer resigned immediately after the elections. He resigned all political positions and also turned away from the Germania. As part of the investigation, he was – as emphasized by the public prosecutor – led as a witness.
Now Landbauer's comeback is probably coming soon. The Lower Austrian FPÖ boss Walter Rosenkranz recently stated that for him a return of the 32-year-olds in the policy is only logical. The listener who first participated in the state election could soon form the "top of the state club", said the party leader in conversation with the "NÖN". According to him, the 32-year-old was indispensable for the FPÖ Lower Austria & # 39 ;.
If the leading candidate-lans director decides to return to the state price in January 2018, the national group will "go for it" as a technically expired Rosenkranz. That could be the case in just a few days. The prime minister of the state sees "an odyssey left" for farmers. The 32-year-old was still intact, nothing could blame him.
He was always clear that Landbauer had nothing to do with the "songbook affair", said FPÖ Secretary General Christian Hafenecker. Now the "time has come", in which the previous mandate "must be fully restored". If and when farmers return to politics, "he decides himself". Hafenecker, who is still in office as party leader-secretary of the Lower-Austrian FPÖ, would certainly welcome a comeback from Wiener Neustädters
As a condition for a return farmer named Rosenkranz that the criminal case in the Causa Nazi songbook of the "Germania" has been fully completed, which is now the case with the announcement of the prosecutor Wiener Neustadt on Friday. On the side of the Freedom Party, at the State Parties' conference at the end of June, it was emphasized that the door for the return of the farmer was "open to grace". For the party chairman, the 32-year-old is an "exception".
Of course, the Burschenschaft Germania in Wiener Neustadt has shown itself as "delighted" and restored its "integrity". "Confidence in the rule of law was justified and accusations, unproven accusations, prejudices and rumors of some media and personalities have not proved to be correct," it said in a statement to APA on Friday afternoon.
The judgment obtained confirmed the statements of the members according to which the accused text passages were blackened decades ago. Moreover, it was proved "that these songs were not sung". But it has to be clarified, "why a songbook was presented medically, which does not match what was used in the Germania brotherhood," asks the brotherhood. "In view of this circumstance and the temporary proximity of the state elections in Lower Austria remains a bleak aftertaste, which awaits a reprocessing."
The Germania was also convinced to be re-recorded in the Pennälerring after being suspended from there in the course of the Nazi songbook affair. The president of the Pennälering, Udo Guggenbichler, welcomed the termination of the procedure and spoke of a "one hundred percent rehabilitation". A resumption of the brotherhood in the Pennälerring "nothing stands in the way".
That the public prosecutor Wiener Neustadt stopped the investigation, "does not change the political responsibility for trivializing the Shoah and other anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi texts in the official songbook of brotherhood" Germania & # 39; " This statement was answered by IKG President Oskar Deutsch in a press release.
The fact that the FPÖ Lower Austria invited the former deputy chairman of this fraternity to return to national politics was a sign of political immature and oblivion of history. "Landbauer was a head of this organization, against which even the federal government has proposed a dissolution process, and his return to politics could not only damage Lower Austria's reputation, but also the Republic as a whole", emphasized Deutsch.
The IKG president sees in the FPÖ Lower Austria "a recidivist" and referred in the broadcast about the "anti-Semitic campaign against the shafts", which to date u.a. on the website of the state party. Moreover, Landesrat Gottfried Waldhäusl continues to spread untruths around the shafts. German: "Not only a return of Udo Landbauer should be excluded, also a resignation of Gottfried Waldhäusl is the time."