Neo-Nazis shut out of Austrian academy that rejected Hitler

AP News
Posted: Aug 13, 2015 7:23 AM

VIENNA (AP) — 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 Fine 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.