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Complainant Name:
Ms Godwin-Seidl

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Mail on Sunday


Ms Godwin-Seidl complained to the Press Complaints Commission that a column piece had inaccurately suggested that the Second World War was not taught in Austrian schools, and that Austrians regarded The Sound of Music as a Jewish conspiracy.


The matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following letter:

Petronella Wyatt was wrong to suggest (October 24) that World War II is not taught in Austrian schools. As a British resident here I can say it is taught, as is the holocaust. Schools visit the concentration camp Mauthausen. Nor do Austrians think The Sound of Music was a Jewish conspiracy. Those who know the film are grateful for the tourist trade.

Date Published: 27/01/2011

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