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Seizing And Tearing Down Hitler's Birthplace in Braunau

Article about: Hitler's birthplace should be seized, torn down, Austrian politician says Government plans to take control of neo-Nazi 'cult site' after owner refuses to sell Thomson Reuters Posted: Jul 12,

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    A small data point for consideration in the above, and I include this article as others may or may not be aware of the legal posture of these issues in Austria.

    The legal systems in western democracies do differ from one another, especially in the cases of the maritime Anglo Saxon democracies versus the continental
    European systems, with the tradition of natural law.

    Holocaust Denier Released From Prison: David Irving Free After 13 Months in Jail

    The controversial right-wing author David Irving has been released from jail. He sat in a Vienna prison for 13 months because he had denied the Holocaust. Now his sentence has been reduced and he is free to return to Great Britain on probation.

    David Irving has been released from prison in Austria.

    David Irving has been released from prison in Austria.
    Vienna's highest court has ruled that controversial British author David Irving can be released from jail. The court granted the right-wing historian's appeal against his three-year sentence and ruled that he could serve out the remainder of his term on probation.

    The court rejected calls by the prosecution that his sentence be increased. Instead it reduced his sentence from three to two years, with one of those years to be served on probation. As he has already sat in jail since his arrest in November 2005, the ruling means he can be released from prison immediately.

    During his one-day trial in February, Irving had pleaded guilty to the charge of denying the Holocaust, an offense punishable by up to ten years imprisonment under Austrian law.

    The revisionist historian was arrested on charges relating to two speeches he gave in Austria in 1989, when he contested the existence of gas chambers in Auschwitz and said that those who had died at the concentration camp had succumbed to diseases such as typhus rather than execution. He escaped an arrest warrant in 1989 but was arrested when he entered the country last year.

    Irving appeared in handcuffs to hear the verdict in the packed courtroom on Wednesday. The prosecutor Marie-Luise Nittel argued that Irving's words should "in no way be underestimated." She said Irving was like "an idol, whose words provide the basis for the right-wing scene."

    Irving's lawyer, Hebert Schaller, argued that his client, who is 68, should be freed because of his age and the fact that his wife is ill. After the hearing Schaller told Reuters, "He is free and can leave, and he will leave."

    damit, basta.

  2. #12


    For those with a genuine interest in Austria and its history in the 20th century, this site is excellent.

    Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (DÖW)
    Victims search
    First Name
    Last Name

    DÖW: Archivspeicher
    About us
    Elfriede Frischmann
    Austrian Victims of the Holocaust
    Database (more than 63.800 names) and Documentation
    Betriebsappell der DAF
    Memorial Room for the Victims of the Gestapo Vienna
    An Exhibition by the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance
    Blick in die Ausstellung
    DÖW's Permanent Exhibition
    Catalog to the Permanent Exhibition
    Gedenkstätte Steinhof
    The War against 'the Inferior'
    On the history of Nazi medicine in Vienna
    Anschlusspogrom 1938
    1938 - 2008: Legacies and Lessons in post-war Austria
    A lecture and discussion series, 2008/2009
    damit, basta.

  3. #13


    Here is the address

    DÖW - Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (DÖW)

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    The story of what to do with the Berghof and its consequences is well told in this very fine monograph.
    damit, basta.

  4. #14


    You can also send your pronuncimento here, too, now that I think of it.

    Austrian Cultural Forum New York
    Cultural center in New York City, New York
    The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is one of two Austria’s cultural representation offices in the United States; the other is in Washington, D.C. Wikipedia
    Address: 11 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022
    Hours: Open today · 10AM–6PM

    Phone: (212) 319-5300
    Founded: 1942
    damit, basta.

  5. #15


    Here is the mission statement of the Austrian cultural diplomacy in the USA, maybe they will listen to your exposition....

    "....The ACFNY's core objectives

    Support cultural and academic activities of partner organizations throughout the United States with the purpose of promoting outstanding contemporary Austrians in various disciplines
    Present highly relevant thematic exhibitions on visual arts and architecture
    Act as a showcase for the very best of contemporary Austrian music, literature, film, and performing arts
    Explore synergies between the arts and the academic world

    Act as a forum for discussion and intellectual discourse, bearing in mind Austria's tradition as a meeting point between the East and the West and considering the country's active role in the European Union
    Draw attention to emerging Austrian artists and intellectuals to establish their reputation in the United States
    Raise awareness of contemporary Austrian creative artists, institutions, and festivals..."

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    Notice the category of architecture.
    damit, basta.

  6. #16


    From what started out as a calm and simple thread has now turned into accusations of Nazi Revisionism. I suppose the best recourse is then to close the thread...

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

  7. #17


    I must disagree that this turned into a discussion of Nazi revisionism. It did discuss different views on what needs or does not need to be preserved.


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