The Vienna Philharmonic is once again acknowledging its Nazi past (to an extent). It has opened up its archive (to some people), granting access to independent researchers (for a certain period of time).
The orchestra not only contained many members of the Nazi party and two in the SS during the war, but the Philharmonic also presented a coveted honor to a convicted Nazi - two decades after the end of World War II.
That was then, and this is now? Most striking is this current response from the orchestra about its responsibilities going forward:
The Vienna Philharmonic's current chairman, Clemens Hellsberg, told Reuters the orchestra would now have to take a democratic decision as to whether to revoke the awards it made to the Nazis during that period.