May 2009


Actual eMail

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Monz,

I just read about your unenlightened policies regarding Jews staying at your hotel.

I’m gay, can I stay?

Adam Lederer

Hotel Website: Haus Sonnenhof

5 comments to Actual eMail

  • G

    I have just sent an e-mail to Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann (werner.faymann@bka.gv.at) – perhaps your other readers might like to do so? Thank you for bringing this to my attention so quickly.

    “…Then they came for the Jews,
    I did not speak out;
    I was not a Jew.

    When they came for me,
    there was no one left to speak out for me.”

  • Ed

    Yes you may but remember: Jews wear a yellow Star and Queers a pink star. Thank You.

  • Their hotel, their bigoted rules… as much as I disagree with them. Of course if it is anything like rental here in the US, you can’t discriminate based on ethnic origin (though in most US places you can based on sexual orientation).

    Voting with your feet is the best way in a capitalist society. Nothing wrong with organizing a boycott. My only fear is this “policy” the hotel seems to have would attract enough intolerant people to keep them in business. *ugh*

    Frankly, I’m a bit miffed at the Jewish community right now after my visit to Buchenwald. I found it very curious they put their remembrance stones on seemingly everything they could find EXCEPT the homosexual monument. I guess the Jews were the only ones that suffered.

    • G

      Are you Jewish? Those “remembrance stones” are what we leave for our relatives. Did you lose gay relatives and leave stones? Non-Jews generally leave flowers, I believe. Is this something to be miffed over? I have enough personal dead to cry over when I visit where my family was murdered. When I cry at a memorial to homosexuals, no, I don’t leave stones. I also don’t leave them at the Vietnam War Memorial or at the World Trade Center.

  • Right or wrong, what I saw gave the impression that what the front gate at the camp said on it still applies to homosexuals today. One point of the stones is that the person is not forgotten. The unintentional message to me was that it’s o.k. for the gay people who were placed there to be forgotten.

    My point is it was equally wrong to happen to either group of people.

    Only one person (based on my photographic evidence and eyewitness account) saw fit to leave a stone on the homosexual monument. There were thousands left elsewhere. Seemingly more than I would think would be from actual relatives visiting the site of the atrocities.