Painter Exhibits “Madonna Carrying Hitler Child”
Date of incident: October 6, 2010
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Arts
Exhibition in Italian city Salemi shows a painting of Madonna holding child Hitler. Jewish and Christian Church leaders have condemned the display.
The painting of the Sicilian painter, Giuseppe Veneziano, called “The Third Reich Madonna/Virgin” shows the Mother of God carrying a child Adolf Hitler in her arms. The painting already caused about much protest in the Italian media, as reported by CNA. The Great Rabbi of Verona vehemently took position against the display of the painting in the name of the entire Jewish community. Representatives of the Catholic Church expressed criticsm, and the Mayor of Verona called it blasphemous. As for now, the painting is exhibited in the city of Salemi.
View the painting and read more (in German) at: http://www.kath.net/detail.php?id=28402