Model of former Nazi castle headed to US museum

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 5, 2010 22:12




VIENNA  — A model of an Austrian castle where the Nazis murdered about 30,000 people — including many who were mentally ill or disabled — is headed to a US museum.

Hartheim Castle was one of several notorious institutions that Adolf Hitler and his regime turned into the main venues for what they called "euthanasia" and where individuals who did not meet their ideals were gassed or given lethal injections.

William C. Eacho III, the US ambassador to Austria, formally received the replica of the castle, located in the northern Austrian village of Alkoven, on Friday. It will now go on permanent loan to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.


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