For the THIRD time, racists have attacked portraits of Holocaust victims in Vienna

The faces of Holocaust victims were cut off last night from Vienna by large canvases by & # 39; right-wing radicalism & # 39 ;, said the installation photographer.

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Luigi Toscano has taken 200 photos of survivors of the Holocaust since 2015, but about 80 were destroyed yesterday.

The installation was set up on a part of the Ringstrasse, a busy road that runs around the center of Vienna on 7 May.

But since then, three attacks have removed the face of the now elderly victims, smeared them with knives or daubed with swastikas.

Luigi Toscano has taken 200 photos of survivors of the Holocaust since 2015, but about 80 were destroyed yesterday. When the Austrians walked by, they were confronted with images of the cut faces of those who had wanted to honor the installation

Luigi Toscano has taken 200 photos of survivors of the Holocaust since 2015, but about 80 were destroyed yesterday. When the Austrians walked by, they were confronted with images of the cut faces of those who had wanted to honor the installation

Vandals, thought to be right-wing extremists, used knives to break through the faces of Holocaust survivors whose portraits were on display. With the help of an arc movement, they cut through the center of the face and left the image billowing in the wind

Vandals, thought to be right-wing extremists, used knives to break through the faces of Holocaust survivors whose portraits were on display. With the help of an arc movement, they cut through the center of the face and left the image billowing in the wind

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Vandals, thought to be right-wing extremists, used knives to break through the faces of Holocaust survivors whose portraits were on display. With the help of an arc movement, they cut through the center of the face and left the image billowing in the wind

Cyclists turn around and look at the damage as they take the close-up photos of those who have survived the brutality of the Holocaust. Again with the help of a bow movement the center of this man's face has been destroyed. The remaining eye of the man still stares out of the picture

Cyclists turn around and look at the damage as they take the close-up photos of those who have survived the brutality of the Holocaust. Again with the help of a bow movement the center of this man's face has been destroyed. The remaining eye of the man still stares out of the picture

Cyclists turn around and look at the damage as they take the close-up photos of those who have survived the brutality of the Holocaust. Again with the help of a bow movement the center of this man's face has been destroyed. The remaining eye of the man still stares out of the picture

Earlier this month, faces were daubed with swastika's

Earlier this month, faces were daubed with swastika's

The face of a Holocaust survivor had to be wiped off after a vandal pulled a swastika

The face of a Holocaust survivor had to be wiped off after a vandal pulled a swastika

Earlier this month, faces were daubed with swastikas in two other cases of vandalism against the images. On a post on Instagram the photographer wrote: & # 39; The 94-year-old protagonist Susan Cernyak-Spatz has shared a quote that penetrates to the core: & # 39; If we forget the past, we are condemned to repeat it & # 39; & # 39;

Today people were forced to walk past the destroyed portraits on a part of the Ringstrasse, a busy road that runs around the center of Vienna. The photos, taken close to the subjects, show the experience that these survivors have gained, and those who were not so happy have not

Today people were forced to walk past the destroyed portraits on a part of the Ringstrasse, a busy road that runs around the center of Vienna. The photos, taken close to the subjects, show the experience that these survivors have gained, and those who were not so happy have not

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Today people were forced to walk past the destroyed portraits on a part of the Ringstrasse, a busy road that runs around the center of Vienna. The photos, taken close to the subjects, show the experience that these survivors have gained, and those who were not so happy have not

And Mr. Toscano has been destroyed by & # 39; & # 39 ;.

He said: & # 39; There has been vandalism that was not politically motivated, but none of this relationship.

& # 39; This is right-wing radicalism. & # 39;

On a post on Instagram he wrote: & # 39; The 94-year-old protagonist Susan Cernyak-Spatz has shared a quote that penetrates to the core: & # 39; If we forget the past, we are condemned to repeat it. & # 39; & # 39;

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President Alexander Van der Bellen says that he & # 39; deeply concerned & # 39; is about the attacks.

He said: I know that the overwhelming majority of Austrian society completely rejects the atrocities of the Nazis.

& # 39; That some cannot see the truth and the solemn memory that these photos show is overwhelming. & # 39;

This woman stopped looking at the damage after 80 of the 200 portraits had their faces cut amid an increasing number of anti-Semitism throughout Europe. Just a few days ago, German officials warned the Jews that it was not safe to wear their skulls in all parts of the country because of the increasing threat of violence

This woman stopped looking at the damage after 80 of the 200 portraits had their faces cut amid an increasing number of anti-Semitism throughout Europe. Just a few days ago, German officials warned the Jews that it was not safe to wear their skulls in all parts of the country because of the increasing threat of violence

This woman stopped looking at the damage after 80 of the 200 portraits had their faces cut amid an increasing number of anti-Semitism throughout Europe. Just a few days ago, German officials warned the Jews that it was not safe to wear their skulls in all parts of the country because of the increasing threat of violence

Photographer Luigi Toscano has taken more than 200 photos of Holocaust survivors and listens to each person's story. When he inspected the damage to his installation, he said he destroyed & # 39; was, his art was destroyed by a rise of & # 39; right-radicalism & # 39;
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Photographer Luigi Toscano has taken more than 200 photos of Holocaust survivors and listens to each person's story. When he inspected the damage to his installation, he said he destroyed & # 39; was, his art was destroyed by a rise of & # 39; right-radicalism & # 39;

Photographer Luigi Toscano has taken more than 200 photos of Holocaust survivors and listens to each person's story. When he inspected the damage to his installation, he said he destroyed & # 39; was, his art was destroyed by a rise of & # 39; right-radicalism & # 39;

On social media he said: & # 39; I am deeply concerned that the exhibition & # 39; Lest we forget & # 39; has been brutally destroyed. & # 39;

The leader of the Austrian Jewish community, Oskar Deutsch, said that & # 39; it is an anti-Semitic attack on the whole of Austria & # 39; and that the police are investigating.

He tweeted: & # 39; In Vienna photos & # 39; s of Shoah survivors were violated. It is an anti-Semitic attack on the whole of Austria.

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& # 39; The police are investigating. Suggested response: view the installation and vote on Sunday for human dignity and for Europe. & # 39;

Volunteers working on repairing the photos & # 39; s and volunteers of the Muslim Youth of Austria today are on guard.

The Austrian anti-Semitism forum encountered 503 anti-Semitic actions in the country in 2017, twice as many as in 2014.

The leader of the Austrian Jewish community, Oskar Deutsch, said that & # 39; it is an anti-Semitic attack on the whole of Austria & # 39; and that the police are investigating. He tweeted: & # 39; In Vienna photos & # 39; s of Shoah survivors were violated. It is an anti-Semitic attack on the whole of Austria

The leader of the Austrian Jewish community, Oskar Deutsch, said that & # 39; it is an anti-Semitic attack on the whole of Austria & # 39; and that the police are investigating. He tweeted: & # 39; In Vienna photos & # 39; s of Shoah survivors were violated. It is an anti-Semitic attack on the whole of Austria

The leader of the Austrian Jewish community, Oskar Deutsch, said that & # 39; it is an anti-Semitic attack on the whole of Austria & # 39; and that the police are investigating. He tweeted: & # 39; In Vienna photos & # 39; s of Shoah survivors were violated. It is an anti-Semitic attack on the whole of Austria

The Austrian forum against anti-Semitism reached 503 anti-Semitic acts in the country in 2017, twice as many as in 2014. But Mr. Toscano said that he will not let the vandalism destroy him to keep making his installations

The Austrian forum against anti-Semitism reached 503 anti-Semitic acts in the country in 2017, twice as many as in 2014. But Mr. Toscano said that he will not let the vandalism destroy him to keep making his installations

The Austrian forum against anti-Semitism reached 503 anti-Semitic acts in the country in 2017, twice as many as in 2014. But Mr. Toscano said that he will not let the vandalism destroy him to keep making his installations

A bunch of roses was placed under one of the portraits on display. & # 39; The face is the mirror of your life. It is a most respectful act when you show something in the face, & Toscano said earlier. & # 39; This is my art. We must respect these people & # 39;

A bunch of roses was placed under one of the portraits on display. & # 39; The face is the mirror of your life. It is a most respectful act when you show something in the face, & Toscano said earlier. & # 39; This is my art. We must respect these people & # 39;

A bunch of roses was placed under one of the portraits on display. & # 39; The face is the mirror of your life. It is a most respectful act when you show something in the face, & Toscano said earlier. & # 39; This is my art. We must respect these people & # 39;

Last year the installation Lest We Forget was founded in Boston, USA, where the large portraits honored the human faces that suffered under Nazism.

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& # 39; The face is the mirror of your life. It is a most respectful act when you show something in the face, & Toscano said earlier. & # 39; This is my art. We must respect these people. & # 39;

Since 2015, Toscano has photographed more than 200 survivors in Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Israel and the United States.

In Austria alone, about 65,000 Jews were killed during the Holocaust, while about 135,000 Jews were able to escape.

Last year the installation, called Lest We Forget, was founded in Boston, USA, where the large portraits honored the human faces that suffered under Nazism

Last year the installation, called Lest We Forget, was founded in Boston, USA, where the large portraits honored the human faces that suffered under Nazism

Last year the installation, called Lest We Forget, was founded in Boston, USA, where the large portraits honored the human faces that suffered under Nazism

The slogan & # 39; Good Jud & # 39; was written along the Ringstrasse in Vienna, Austria, on May 22. More than ten portraits were destroyed and covered with swastika's last week
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The slogan & # 39; Good Jud & # 39; was written along the Ringstrasse in Vienna, Austria, on May 22. More than ten portraits were destroyed and covered with swastika's last week

The slogan & # 39; Good Jud & # 39; was written along the Ringstrasse in Vienna, Austria, on May 22. More than ten portraits were destroyed and covered with swastika's last week

Since 2015, Toscano has photographed more than 200 survivors in Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Israel and the United States. The international installation was in Boston, USA until November last year.

Since 2015, Toscano has photographed more than 200 survivors in Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Israel and the United States. The international installation was in Boston, USA until November last year.

Since 2015, Toscano has photographed more than 200 survivors in Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Israel and the United States. The international installation was in Boston, USA until November last year.

A single eye stares out of the image after the portrait of the Holocaust survivor is cut in half. Austrian police are currently investigating the incident

A single eye stares out of the image after the portrait of the Holocaust survivor is cut in half. Austrian police are currently investigating the incident

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A single eye stares out of the image after the portrait of the Holocaust survivor is cut in half. Austrian police are currently investigating the incident

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