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Sign: Vienna - Memorial plaques (Stolpersteine) for Ernst Kirchweger


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Philharmoniker Str. 2, 1010 Wien, Austria
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On the sign:
ZUM GEDENKEN AN
ERNST KIRCHWEGER
12.1.1898 – 2.4.1965
ER WURDE DAS ERSTE OPFER RECHTSEXTREMER GEWALT IN DER ZWEITEN REPUBLIK .

ER WURDE AM 31.3.1965 BEI EINER DEMONSTRATION GEGEN DEN NAZIPROFESSOR TARAS BORODAJKEWYCZ VON EINEM RECHTEN BURSCHENSCHAFTER NIEDERGESCHLAGEN UND STARB ZWEI TAGE SPÄTER .
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Part of the "Stolpersteine" (stumbling blocks) project, set up by the German artist Gunter Demnig, who commemorates the victims of the Nazis. The signs are usually placed in front of the houses of the victims.

Unlike the other signs in this project, which deal with Jews who were murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust, this sign deals with the victim of the neo-Nazis and took place after World War II.
This is the first victim who was murdered as a result of a political dispute in the "Second Republic". In 1965, he participated in a demonstration against Professor Taras Borodajkewycz - who during World War II was a member of the Nazi Party, and after the war served as a lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics. The demonstration took place as a result of anti-Semitic statements by Borodajkewycz, during the demonstration Kirchweger was hit by an extreme right-wing man, and two days later he died of his wounds.

The sign is at the foot of the Sacher Hotel, the surroundings of the sign were photographed that day Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
IN MEMORY OF
ERNST KIRCHWEGER
1/12/1898 – 4/2/1965
HE BECAME THE FIRST VICTIM OF RIGHT-WING VIOLENCE IN THE SECOND REPUBLIC.

ON MARCH 31, 1965 DURING A DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE NAZI PROFESSOR TARAS BORODAJKEWYCZ, HE WAS BEATED DOWN BY A RIGHT-WING ACTIVIST AND DIED TWO DAYS LATER.




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