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In Austria, a Communist Wins over a City by Solving Problems

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发表于 8-13-2022 12:11:35 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Denise Hruby, In Austria, a Communist Wins over a City by Solving Problems. New York Times, Aug 13, 2022 (in the column "The Saturday Profile" that appears once a week)
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/ ... ayor-elke-kahr.html
https://bigyack.com/in-wealthy-c ... or-wins-over-voters

Note:
(a)
(i) Denise Hruby is a freelance journalist based in Austria and bilingual (German and English).
(ii) The online title is "In Wealthy City, a Marxist Mayor Wins Over Voters." The print report carries four photos; I suggest you use the online title to search images.google.com yo bore photos.

(b) "Graz, Austria's second-largest city, a place where it's not uncommon to encounter local residents proudly dressed in traditional lederhosen and dirndls.
(i)
(A) Graz
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graz
("second-largest city in Austria after Vienna ['with about two million inhabitants * * * nearly one third of the country's population': en.wikipedia.org for Vienna]. As of 1 January 2021, it had a population of 331,562 * * * Graz is known as a college and university city, with four colleges and four universities. Combined, the city is home to more than 60,000 students. Its historic centre (Altstadt [German for 'old town']) is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe.  In 1999, the city's historic centre was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and in 2010 the designation was expanded to include Eggenberg Palace (German: Schloss Eggenberg) on the western edge of the city"/ section 1 Etymology)
(B) Austria
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria
(table: population about 9 million; A map on the right margin with caption "Austria in 1941 when it was known as the 'Ostmark' " shows Graz is southwest to Vienna (of much larger in geographic area).

The first map in the same Wiki page demonstrates its neighbors: From Germany clockwise are Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary (thicker than Slovakia).
(ii) lederhosen
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lederhosen

German-English dictionary:
* Leder (noun neuter): "leather"
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Leder
* Hose (noun feminine; plural Hosen): "trousers"
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Hose
   ^ In English, the noun leather came from Old English leþer, and hose from Old English hose trousers or hose.
(iii) dirndl
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirndl
is spelled Dirndl in German (because its nouns invariably has the first letter capitalized) and dirndl in English,  

(c) "Communist Party of Austria, or K.P.Ö, or K.P.Ö [German: Kommunistische Partei Österreichs] * * * voters have largely shunned the Communist Party ever since Austrians had a front-row seat as the Soviet Union violently crushed a popular uprising in neighboring Hungary in 1956. * * *  her car, a rare Soviet-made Lada * * * Fearing annihilation [by capitalism] at the end of the Cold War, they opened a tenant emergency hotline"

Lada (mythology)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lada_(mythology)

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