Sunday, July 22, 2012

Vienna war memorial yields pro-Nazi texts

Two conflicting texts - one pro-Nazi, the other pacifist - have been found under a statue at Vienna's main war memorial, Austrian officials say.
Both messages were in a metal capsule left under the statue of the Unknown Soldier in 1935 - three years before Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany.
The pro-Nazi message, by sculptor Wilhelm Frass, hopes for German unity under the Sonnenrad, the swastika. The anti-war message was signed by sculptor Alfons Riedel.
The metal capsule has now been removed, and the memorial will be redesigned.
Read more: BBC News


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