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    Anger Over Nazi-Named Hiking Paths in Austria

    Constitutional authorities are under pressure to act after it emerged that the names of dozens of hiking paths implied links to the neo-Nazi mindset.

    Austrian hiking and climbing platform Bergsteigen.at revealed popular paths across the country had names like "Riefenstahl" or "Swastikaar". While the former term clearly seems to refer to Third Reich filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, the latter name resembles the word swastika.

    The homepage reports other routes are called "Kristalltag" and "Ewiges Reich". "Reichskristallnacht" describes the night of 9 November 1938 when Nazi henchmen set hundreds of Jewish shops and institutions across Germany on fire. "Tag" means day in German, while "Nacht" stands for night. "Ewiges Reich" can be translated into Eternal Empire.

    Hikers who walk paths in the Austrian Alps first are eligible to give them names. Bergsteigen.at claimed Lower Austrian climber and book author Thomas Behm was responsible for the controversial names evoking far-right propaganda.

    Behm dismissed the accusations. He claimed they had "nothing to do with the Nationalistic mindset. I oppose that ideology."

    Sweden was hit by similar revelations recently when it emerged hiking routes bore names like "A Small Hitler" and "Cyclone B", which was the trade name of the agent the Nazis used in forced labour camps’ gassing chambers.

    Austrian Times
    http://austriantimes.at/news/General...d_hiking_paths

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    It's been less than a month since a similar case caused consternation in Sweden. In the wake of all of society's problems - they must really be bored if so-called "Nazi hiking routes" are the greatest of their worries.
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
    -Die alte Seele trauernd und verlassen / Verblassend in einer erklärbaren Welt / Schwebend in einem Dunst der Wehmut / Ein Schrei der nur unmerklich gellt-
    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

    (Heimdalls Wacht, In kalte Schatten versunken, stanzas 4-6)

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    The fact that they are making a big deal out of something so trivial only proves how much of a danger these people are to society.

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    Anger over the jews using the word Nazi!

    -News at 11-
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    It's not like we named it the "Adolph Hitler Memorial Trail"... haha
    Ein Kampf, Ein Sieg! Fur Prussia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
    It's been less than a month since a similar case caused consternation in Sweden. In the wake of all of society's problems - they must really be bored if so-called "Nazi hiking routes" are the greatest of their worries.
    I just love it! There isn't a week that goes by without some group or individual being outraged at something with a vague Nazi connection. Whether it is a swastika shaped building or a Third Reich inspired climbing route. The problem is, the more they are outraged by this tittle tattle, the more publicity these things get and so the cycle continues.

    Along the same lines, I have often thought that the desire at the end of WWII to destroy anything that might become a Nazi shrine has had the opposite effect. Visitors to the car park that was once the Furhrer Bunker rise year on year, as do the numbers who visit the Wolf's Lair at Rastenburg, East Prussia, Prora (Kdf) and Peenemunde (V weapons). The more they try to push the Third Reich into obscurity, the more it lives on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florian Geyer View Post
    Visitors to the car park that was once the Furhrer Bunker rise year on year, as do the numbers who visit the Wolf's Lair at Rastenburg, East Prussia, Prora (Kdf) and Peenemunde (V weapons). The more they try to push the Third Reich into obscurity, the more it lives on.
    Don't forget the Obersalzberg - or what is left of it.
    -In kalte Schatten versunken... /Germaniens Volk erstarrt / Gefroren von Lügen / In denen die Welt verharrt-
    -Die alte Seele trauernd und verlassen / Verblassend in einer erklärbaren Welt / Schwebend in einem Dunst der Wehmut / Ein Schrei der nur unmerklich gellt-
    -Auch ich verspüre Demut / Vor dem alten Geiste der Ahnen / Wird es mir vergönnt sein / Gen Walhalla aufzufahren?-

    (Heimdalls Wacht, In kalte Schatten versunken, stanzas 4-6)

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    Anger Over Nazi-Named Hiking Paths in Austria
    What is this world coming too?
    The Islams Muslim extremist has threaten France with bombs cause of the banning of burkas in France's public streets.........and people are crying over some name paths that were name after a pro white government organization which existed 65 years ago!

    Um...I am more worried about the Muslims blowing Europeans up cause we are merely trying to save our countries!

    I have news for people (probably Jews and non- whites) that are offend by these nazis names (which existed 65 years ago)...Sticks and stones may break you're bones but names will never hurt you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heerss View Post
    ...I have news for people (probably Jews and non- whites) that are offend by these nazis names...
    I have news for them, too: bugger off!

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    Naming Austrian Hiking Trails

    Perhaps Austria ought to pass a Law requiring all Trails and Campgrounds be named after actors, characters, place names, scenes, songs, etc. from the "Sound of Music" or perhaps "Heidi". I'll start this off by renaming the "Riefenstahl" Trail the "Maria" Trail or perhaps the "Julie Andrews" Trail... Ahh... How I love Political Correctness...

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