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.
Is it possible to look at any of this as anything but too little too late?