[Trigger Warning: Rape, Violence, Child Abuse]
Since it’s been all up in the Austrian media lately, let me tell you about the Schloss Willhelminenberg in Vienna.
- It was (re-)built in 1903 as a residence for austrian archdukes.
- In WWI it was used as a hospital and rehabilitation center for veterans
- In 1922 it was bought by a swiss banker, who had to put it up for compulsory sale only 4 years later
- The city of Vienna bought it and established an orphanage
- In the years leading up to WWII, it served as home base for the boys choir “Wiener Sängerknaben”
- In 1938, the Nazis took over the place and made it an army hospital once again
- After the war it briefly served as accommodation for former concentration camp inmates and children, and shortly after that once again, as an orphanage
- Now here’s where it gets all Austrian Horror Story:
- In the 1950s it was made into a ‘special education facility for girls with behavioral issues’
- Girls have been raped in their dorms, beaten repeatedly, drugged to stay unconscious, locked up and tied to their beds and abused in various other ways.
- There might even have been a few murders, but nobody knows for sure because although the authorities allegedly knew about what was going on, nobody did anything. There are no reports and files are missing.
- The foster home was closed in 1977.
- In 1988, it was re-opened as a 4 star hotel. It’s called the “Real Life Horror Movie Setting Hotel.”
- Just kidding, it’s called the “Schloss Willhelminenberg Hotel”
- Enjoy your stay.
Afghanistan veteran 24-year-old , Alex Minsky. Alex lost his leg when his truck rolled over an improvised explosive device. Alex journey back to life wasn’t easy. He has overcome some difficult times and come out on top. Now rising model and most importantly an inspirational hero for countless people with disabilities who proves life can continue even after that in all it’s beauty.
I will never get over how how gorgeous he is and also his “I’m with stupid” tattoo pointing to his prosthetic leg is just the cutest thing ever.
he is literally to perfect.
OMGGGGGGGG WHY ARE ALL THE PETERS THEY HIRE THE BEST PEOPLE EVERRRR I WANT TO MEET PETERRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!
omg the last one made me tear up.