Thursday, 28 February 2008
Vandals strike memorial to Austrian Jews
The JTA reports:
"An artwork remembering the suffering of Austrian Jews under the Nazis was destroyed days after it was installed.
Artist Peter Wagner had planted the 70 wooden stakes last week alongside a road in the town of Oberschutzen, near a controversial memorial that serves as a reminder of Germany's annexation of Austria on March 12, 1938.
According to the Kurier newspaper, Wagner's project was called "zone38 -- 70 years after the annexation," and was dedicated to the memory of the Jews of the Oberwart district."