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February 2, 2018

The grave stones of Hitler’s parents — updated

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 1:40 pm

Update on the Graves of Hitler’s Parents in Leonding, Austria

You can read the latest news about the graves of Hitler’s parents at

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/mar/30/adolf-hitler-parents-grave-tombstone

The following quote is from the news article:

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The tombstone marking the grave of Adolf Hitler’s parents, a place of pilgrimage for neo-Nazis, has been removed from an upper Austrian village cemetery at the request of a descendant, and the grave is ready for a new burial, officials said on Friday.

Walter Brunner, mayor of Leonding village, said the stone with the faded black and white portrait photos of Alois and Klara Hitler was taken down on Wednesday. Village priest Kurt Pitterschatscher said the rented grave was available for a new lease. Austrian graves are usually leased for periods of 10 years. The lease is renewable and can be willed to friends or relatives.

Asked whether he would have trouble persuading people to let their loved ones share a grave with the parents of a man whose name is a universal epitome of evil, Pitterschatscher said: “I really haven’t thought about it.”

He said the stone and black marble marker, topped by a granite cross, was removed without ceremony by a stonemason hired by the relative, described as an elderly female descendant of Alois Hitler’s first wife, Anna. What’s left at the site is a white gravel square and a tree.

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I visited these graves several years ago, and took the photos below.

Grave of Alois and Klara Hitler in Leonding, Austria

Hitler visited the grave of his parents on March 12, 1938, the day he followed his troops as they invaded Austria.

Close-up of the gravestone of Hitler’s parents in Leonding, Austria

Hitler’s father was a respected civil servant in the Austrian government; his mother was a homemaker who loved and cared for her family.

Grave of Hitler’s parents under a giant fir tree in Leonding, Austria

Hitler’s father died suddenly while having a glass of wine at the Gasthaus Wiesinger on January 3, 1903; his mother died of breast cancer at the age of 47 on December 21, 1907.

Entrance into cemetery of St. Michael’s church in Leonding, Austria where Hitler’s parents were buried.

 

Hitler’s Boyhood Home

More Photos of Hitler’s house

Cemetery Across the Street

Alison Chabloz is accused of posting an antisemitic song online

Filed under: Auschwitz, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 1:21 pm

You can read all about it in this recent news article: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/blogger-alison-chabloz-sings-along-to-antisemitic-song-survivors-in-court-x5l0k7m7d

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A blogger sang along with her songs that describe Auschwitz as a theme park and the Holocaust as the “Holohoax” as she faced trial today for broadcasting antisemitic material.

Alison Chabloz, who calls herself a “Holocaust revisionist”, mocked Anne Frank and Holocaust survivors including a Nobel prizewinner in songs she first performed at an upmarket London hotel before uploading them to the internet.

She questioned whether the Holocaust took place and described the most notorious concentration camp run by the Nazis as a “theme park for fools”.

Ms Chabloz, 53, mouthed along in the dock when a video was shown to Westminster magistrates’ court, as her supporters in the packed public gallery laughed and applauded.

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The moral of this story is “Don’t make fun of the Holocaust.”