Austrian Academy That Rejected Hitler Tells neo-Nazis: Stay Out

Hungarian neo-Nazis on Hitler themed sightseeing tour in Austria's capital wanted to visit the Austrian art academy which the Führer wanted to attend, but was deemed unfit for.

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Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Academy of Fine Arts ViennaCredit: Wikimedia Commons / Peter Haas

Hungarian neo-Nazis hoping to visit the Austrian art academy that rejected Hitler have received the same response — no admittance.

Advised of the group's plans, the Academy of Visual Arts shuttered its doors Thursday. Deputy Rector Andrea B. Braidt says the institute will stay closed until late in the day, reopening only after the six adults and one child leave Vienna.

The academy twice rejected Hitler's application for admission in the early 1900s.

The adults are members of the Hungarian chapter of "Blood & Honour," an international neo-Nazi organization counting an estimated 10,000 members.

They are being escorted by police through the Austrian capital until they leave for their next stops, including the house of Hitler's birth in the town of Braunau.

Adolf Hitler, 1943.Credit: AP

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