Austria’s Chancellor Likens Hungary’s Refugee Policy to Nazi Deportations

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Austria's chancellor criticized Hungary for its handling of the refugee crisis on Saturday, likening the country's policies to the Nazi persecution of Jews during the Holocaust.

"Sticking refugees in trains and sending them somewhere completely different to where they think they're going reminds us of the darkest chapter of our continent's history," Chancellor Werner Faymann said in an interview with German news magazine Der Spiegel.

Thousands of refugees are crossing the border to Hungary, an eastern outpost of Europe's passport-free Schengen zone, every day. On Sept. 3, hundreds of migrants boarded a train in Budapest in the belief that they were heading to Austria.

However, the train was stopped 22 miles west of the capital in the town of Bicske, where Hungary has a camp for asylum seekers.
 

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