Painter Exhibits “Madonna Carrying Hitler Child”

Country: Italy

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