Portraits of Holocaust survivors on Vienna street vandalised again
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Portraits of Holocaust survivors on Vienna street vandalised again

Exhibition of pictures taken by German-Italian photographer and filmmaker Luigi Toscano have holes cut into them, weeks after antisemitic graffiti daubed on them

Holocaust survivor portraits have holes cut into them. Credit:  Luigi Toscano on Facebook
Holocaust survivor portraits have holes cut into them. Credit: Luigi Toscano on Facebook

An exhibit of photos of Holocaust survivors lining a major street in downtown Vienna was vandalised for a third time.

Holes were cut into the portraits of the survivors taken by German-Italian photographer and filmmaker Luigi Toscano, days after some were defaced with swastikas and cut into with knives, Die Presse, the Vienna-based German-language daily newspaper reported.

The portraits have been on display since May 7. The exhibit is scheduled to be taken down at the end of the month.

About one-third of the photos were vandalised.

In a post on Facebook, Toscano wrote: “I’m just speechless, again there was an attack on my photos. Austria, what’s wrong with you?”

The Vienna State Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counter Terrorism is now investigating the vandalism. The attack may have been captured by surveillance cameras, according to the report.

Ich bin einfach nur sprachlos, schon wieder gab es ein Anschlag auf meine Bilder.Österreich was ist los mit…

פורסם על ידי ‏‎Luigi Toscano‎‏ ב- יום שני, 27 במאי 2019

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