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Phil Graham on 2 Sep 2000 17:52:22 -0000


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Re: <nettime> Witch-hunt punishes those who defy Haider



>Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 18:59:43 -0700 (PDT)
>From: James Beniger <beniger {AT} rcf-fs.usc.edu>
>To: Phil Graham <phil.graham {AT} mailbox.uq.edu.au>
>cc: newmediaresearch {AT} listbot.com
>Subject: Re: New Media Research: Fwd: <nettime> Witch-hunt punishes those
>  who defy Haider
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>   If the point here is to find terrifying news from Carinthia, here's
>   a report--two days old--which still gives me a chill...
>                                                               -- Jim
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>  Last updated: 12:54 Wednesday 30th August 2000.
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>                   Haider hunts for museum for Nazi art
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>  Controversial far right politician Joerg Haider, who is spending almost
>  50,000 to have Nazi artworks removed from behind oak panelling and
>  restored, is now trying to find a museum prepared to display them.
>
>  Haider, who is governor in Carinthia, announced in June that the frescos
>  would be removed from the local parliament.
>
>  But it later emerged that this would involve not painting over the
>  controversial artwork - but removing it and restoring it to its former
>  glory so it could be put on display in a museum.
>
>  But none of the local museums have so far been prepared to take
>  the works.
>
>  The frescoes were created by artist Switbert Lobisser (1878-1943) and
>  are located in the plenary chamber. They were commissioned to glorify
>  the Anschluss when Hitler's forces marched into Austria and annexed the
>  country.
>
>  Haider said he wanted them removed so that the "parliament is rid of
>  these symbols of National Socialism."
>
>  The painter's daughter Burgi Breiter said the frescos should have been
>  left where they were behind the panels and the money put to better use.
>
>  She said: "The money would be better spent on cultural projects. What
>  they are doing to put them on public display is madness."
>
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>  Last updated: 12:54 Wednesday 30th August 2000.
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