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The Gates of Violence Monument

Albertinaplatz, Vienna, Austria
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A somber reminder of the horrors of war

The monument on Albertinaplatz is dedicated to the victims of the Nazi occupation and World War II... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TAIN2013
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Powerful

During world war 2 Vienna was bombed countless times , 3000 was my understanding. This destroyed... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Jebediah_Solomon
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Hong Kong, China
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Albertinaplatz, Vienna, Austria
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"nazi rule"
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"mauthausen concentration camp"
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"buried alive"
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"barbed wire"
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"air raid"
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"powerful reminder"
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"national socialism"
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"declaration of independence"
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"who lost their lives"
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"giving birth"
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"block of flats"
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"moving memorial"
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"second world war"
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"victims"
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"graffiti"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The monument on Albertinaplatz is dedicated to the victims of the Nazi occupation and World War II. The multi-part monument is a somber reminder of the horrors of war and is definitely worth a short stop. Its central location close to the Opera House makes...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

During world war 2 Vienna was bombed countless times , 3000 was my understanding. This destroyed large parts of the Albertina, Opera and surrounding area. This includes a block of flats where many were sheltering - right in front of the Albertina where the statue...More

2  Thank Jebediah_Solomon
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

You may like it, but I didn't. Ir didn't appeal to me at all. The actual carving of the stone may have required talent but the presentation and overall appearance did not move me.

Thank Lance H
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

At Albertinaplatz, there is a series of sculptures located upon the grounds of an apartment building which collapsed during a WWII air raid over the city in 1945. A marker on the sight reveals that hundreds who sought shelter in the apartment cellar died during...More

1  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

On a site which was a block of flats, bombed during the Second World War where all of the residents hid in the basement, were buried in the blast and it is a now a monument. There are several monuments depicting war, oppression and freedom....More

1  Thank SagaloutsTour
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is a four part monument that has been called "monument against war and fascism". it is a very interesting sculpture and will have an effect on you when you see it.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I'm not a huge fan of interpretive art, but these were very interesting pieces to go along with informative signs telling of the horror that took place on this site and during WWII. The Gates of Violence depicts many of the horrors of war-the entrance...More

1  Thank MaryKop
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Also referred to as "the monument against war and fascism", it is split into four parts and remembers victims of all wars and violence. The memorial is a montage of wartime images from a concentration camp: gas masks, clubs, a dying woman giving birth, victims...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This memorial can be powerful when one takes the time to look at the symbols and their meanings. We came here with a tour guide, who explained to us that there are still countless bodies buried between the monument that have never been recovered. At...More

Thank penelopeia
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

I thought this monument was a tasteful counterpoint to the usual monuments of emperors and conquerors that are elsewhere in Vienna. It took courage for the people of Austria to finally admit their role in the events of World War II and I thank them...More

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and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’
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