The impressive portraits by the German-Italian photographer Luigi Toscano of surviving victims of Nazi atrocities on Vienna’s Ringstrasse were damaged three times during their showing in Vienna. In these pictures Luigi Toscano confronts us with large-scale versions of the faces of contemporary witnesses, survivors of the Holocaust, with eyes that look directly at you, seriousContinue reading “This is important”
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Stargazing in Ottakring
I don´t know how many times I have gone by the Kuffner-Sternwarte in the greenbelt of Ottakring, Vienna´s 16th district, and never gone inside. This grave omission has now been remedied, thanks to the very informative (and free) history tour given by a volunteer of the Kuffner-Sternwarte Association. When it comes to Ottakring, most ofContinue reading “Stargazing in Ottakring”
Our city! – The city without?
73 years. A lifetime. Just one lifetime. That is how long (or short) ago the liberation of the Austrian concentration camp at Mauthausen took place, on 6 May 1945 – one of several such death camps for people of Jewish heritage and other groups whom the terror regime of the National Socialists considered undesirables. SoContinue reading “Our city! – The city without?”