- Kärntner Heimatdienst
The Kärntner Heimatdienst (KHD - Carinthian Homeland Service) is a
far rightand radical nationalistassociation in the Austrian state of Carinthia.
The KHD has a long tradition of aggressive anti-Slovene, anti-Slavic,
anti-semitic, and anti-Communistpolicies and also served as a platform for the illegalized NSDAPduring the First Austrian Republic. It was able to exert influence on the province's political parties during various "campaigns" such as those against bilingual German-Slovene traffic signposts in 1972, for the minority census in 1976, or for the abolition of bilingual primary education in 1988.
The KHD claims a membership of around 25,000, including some influential members of
right-wingpolitical parties, such as the Austrian Freedom Partyand the Alliance for the Future of Austria.
The KHD is also a founding member of the Ulrichsberg Memorial Association ("Verein für die Heimkehrergedenkstätte Ulrichsberg") which organises an annual memorial festival of
Wehrmachtand Waffen-SSveterans, held at the Ulrichsbergin northern Upper-Austria right on the border with The Czech Republic that has become notorious for right-wing activism and propaganda.
Notes & References
* [http://www.khd.at/ Official website]
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