Pinsteps. Heldenplatz Square - Heroes Square gate in Vienna
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This gate leads onto Heldenplatz Square - Heroes Square. This is the famous imperial forum, the order for the construction of which was signed in 1881 by Franz Yosif. The square is most favoured and notorious for the speech of Adolf Hitler, delivered by him here on March 15, 1938, after the Anschluss of Austria. In 2008, the year of the seventieth anniversary of Anschluss and Hitler's speech, a ceremony called the Night of Silence was held on the square. People gathered in the yard at night and lit 80 thousand candles in memory of the victims of fascism. Sixty-five thousand candles from the mentioned 80 thousand were lit in memory of 65 thousand Jews. It is noteworthy that in Austria, it is not customary to talk about the victims of Nazism. Instead, people use the terminology of fascism here, as in the former USSR countries.

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