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Nazi Urban Planners



(p. D5) Vienna

In May 1938, shortly after the Nazi annexation of Austria, Hitler made the following pronouncement: "In my eyes Vienna is a pearl to which I will give a proper setting." That quote, with its ominous overtones, is the starting point of "Vienna: Pearl of the Reich. Planning for Hitler," at the Architekturzentrum Wien, the National Architecture Museum of Austria, which is housed in Vienna's MuseumsQuartier. This fascinating exhibition reveals the Third Reich's plans for the Austrian capital. In this untold chapter of World War II, the perpetrators are not storm troopers or concentration camp Kommandants, but architects and urban planners.



For the full review, see:

A.J. GOLDMANN. "City Planning, Nazi Style." The Wall Street Journal (Thurs., May 21, 2015): D5.

(Note: italics in original.)

(Note: the date of the online version of the review is MAY 20, 2015, and has the title "'Vienna: Pearl of the Reich. Planning for Hitler' Review.")






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