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Fritzl Watch: Making Nazis, Monsters And Austrians

by | 8th, May 2008

FRITZL Watch: Anorak’s look at Josef Fritzl, Elisabeth Fritzl, Nazis and assorted Frtizls in the news

THE GUARDIAN: “The human monster”

When we seek for causes that distance us “nice” people from the actions of those the media likes to label as “monsters”, Nazi or otherwise, we also dilute the very sense of vigilance and awareness that, perhaps, one day might give help to the most vulnerable at a time when it makes the difference between life and death, or a living death.

COURIER MAIL (Aus): “Spotlight on Austrian horrors”

An interview with writer and filmmaker Stefan Ruzowitzky, who directed The Counterfeiters, teh first Austrian film to win an Oscar:

Austrians, particularly in the wake of the Fritzl case, have been depicted as a nation of people who look away from their problems. But Ruzowitzky sees his film as a way for today’s generation of Austrians to face the problems of the past.

“This is part of your country’s history, this is part of your family’s history,” he says. “My grandparents – some more, some less – had been followers of the Nazi Party. On my mother’s side, there were party members…

“Everybody would agree that the Holocaust is a major crime but still some people think the Holocaust is collateral damage, that Nazism actually was a good thing..

A Nazi business…

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