Stephan Templ is the co-author of Unser Wien a book published in 2001 that documented, with exact addresses, the thousands of properties seized from the Jews in Vienna. Don't let the smears fool you. This is payback for what he wrote. And intimidation of historians and claimants alike. If you are a journalist or blogger, this is an important story.
For more information see:
Excerpts in English from Unser Wien, A Topography of a Robbery /A Treasure Map to Nazi Loot in Vienna
Examples of must-visit landmarks owned until Anschluss by Jews, or notable Austrians living in property seized from Jews and never returned - entrees that explain why Templ became such a target for retribution
- Sigmund Freud’s flat
- The Ferris Wheel
- Hotel Imperial
- Franz Vranitzky, Prime Minister
- Adolf Schärf, President of Austria
- Karl Böhm, conductor
- Franz “Ferry” Dusika
The use of a "fraud" charge as a way of destroying a whistleblower for telling the truth is particularly nasty. This is, unfortunately, not the first time this tactic has been used.
See our upcoming interview about Hans Deutsch, a German lawyer who was smeared with forgeries, lost all his assets to seizure, and was locked up in solitary confinement - all for helping Holocaust victims reclaim their stolen assets in courts of law.