Pinsteps. Helmut zilk square

This square is named after Helmut Zilka. He was born in 1927. When he was 11 years old, the Nazis entered Vienna. Helmut was brought up on the Nazi ideology. During the war years, as a teenager, he wanted to join the ranks of the Hitler Youth. But Tsilka's father did not allow him to do this. After the war, Helmut went to another extreme and became a member of the Communist Party of Austria. And here Tslka's father objected. Only after graduating from university, Helmut found himself in the education system and began to understand the invaluable role that education plays. Tsilk began to promote education as a value, not as something that is given at the mercy of society or ideology, but as the core and basis of personality. Tsilk was the Minister of Education of Austria, and in 1984 became the mayor of Vienna. Tsilk strengthened ties with the state of Israel and created the Jewish Museum in the area of ​​the Vienna ghetto, a monument to the victims of the Holocaust. Tsilk created this square and its memorial. On December 5, 1993, Tsilk received a parcel, at the opening of which an explosion thundered, and he lost the fingers of his left hand. This parcel was sent to Tsilka by Franz Fuchs. He sent many similar messages to those who, in his opinion, retreated from the ideals of pure Austria and replaced the existence of national values ​​with the false ideals of liberalism. Four were killed at the hands of Fuchs and 15 people were maimed in the period from 1993 to 1997. In February 2000, Fuchs hanged himself in his cell in the prison of the city of Graz, where he was serving a life sentence, to which he was sentenced in 1999. Translated with Google Translate

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From Cafe Mozart to the Hungarian House of the Blood Countess. My trip in Vienna of Sep 25, 2018.

A short walk through the imperial Vienna. The Opera, the Royal Park, the palace of the Augsburg dynasty and the sinister history of the bloody countess Translated with Google Translate

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