VIENNA, Austria — Vienna’s public transit agency says it has suspended a tram driver after passengers complained that he gave them a Nazi-era greeting.
Wiener Linien, which operates the Austrian capital’s subway, bus and tram system, says it is investigating claims that the conductor greeted customers with a “Sieg Heil!” last weekend.
The agency said today it took action after a Jewish newspaper reported the alleged remarks.
Officials say the unidentified conductor reportedly used the Nazi-era greeting over the tram’s public address system.
Invoking Nazi symbols is a crime in Austria, which Adolf Hitler annexed before World War II.