Austria Paying for Nazis' Forced Labor, to Mixed Emotions
Fred Hainbach feels that a just price cannot be placed on the pain endured by people who were forced to labor under the Nazi government in Austria. And for that reason Mr. Hainbach, 82, a Holocaust survivor who lives in Woodside, Queens, carried with him a deep-seated ambivalence as he headed to the Austrian Consulate yesterday to receive his reparations check from the Austrian government. ''I'm very glad that Austria wants now to make amends,'' said Mr. Hainbach, who at 17 fled his native Vienna across the Rhine River into Switzerland. ''But you can't put a dollar value on my parents, who were rounded up and sent to be shot at a concentration camp near Riga.''