According to the Austrian news agency APA, two people were arrested in Austria for reportedly playing speeches by Adolf Hitler over the loudspeaker system of a train traveling from Bregenz to Vienna.
The two suspects, who have not been named, repeatedly yelled the Nazi salute “Heil Hitler” over the train’s intercom on Sunday.
By watching the footage captured by the train cameras, the authorities were able to find them. In Austria, disseminating Nazi propaganda is illegal.
The two are also suspected of being behind two additional incidents last week involving recordings blasted over the train intercom on trains traveling from St. Poelten to Vienna.
If such recordings also had a Nazi undertone was unclear.
According to APA, the suspects are suspected of using every railway employee’s key to unlock the conductors’ intercom cabins and then play the recordings.
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