Who foresaw this?
Austria’s Chancellor Karl Nehammer said he raised alleged Russian atrocities in Ukraine during a “tough” and unfriendly meeting Monday with Vladimir Putin — the first Western sit-down with the Russian President since he launched his invasion in February.
“This is not a friendly visit. I have just come from Ukraine and have seen with my own eyes the immeasurable suffering caused by the Russian war of aggression,” Nehammer was quoted as saying in a statement issued by his office after the meeting outside Moscow.
Nehammer is the first European leader to meet Putin face-to-face since his invasion of Ukraine. His visit divided opinion among EU leaders, with some expressing skepticism about engaging with the Russian leader.
The pair spoke for about 75 minutes at Putin’s Novo-Ogaryovo residence near Moscow, Nehammer’s spokesperson said, in talks the Austrian leader described as “very direct, open and tough.”
Before visiting Russia, Nehammer met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv and visited the town of Bucha, where bodies of unarmed civilians were found strewn across public streets after a month of Russian occupation.
”I addressed the serious war crimes in Bucha and other places and emphasized that all those responsible for them must be held accountable,” Nehammer said, according to the statement. “I also told President Putin in no uncertain terms that sanctions against Russia will remain in place and will continue to be tightened as long as people are dying in Ukraine.”
The Austrian leader said Putin had blamed the Ukrainians for “being responsible for the crimes in Bucha.” Video footage, however, shows Russian forces gunning down a civilian there.
Austria is militarily neutral but its government has joined its neighbors in condemning Putin’s invasion.
The Chancellor said he raised the issue of evacuation corridors with Putin, after repeated instances in which attempted evacuations around Ukraine have been scuppered by Russian attacks. Ukrainian officials said a Russian strike on Kramatorsk train station on Friday killed dozens of people, including several children.
“I also made it clear to the Russian President that there is an urgent need for humanitarian corridors to bring drinking water and food to the besieged cities and to bring out women, children and the wounded,” Nehammer said in his statement.
Nehammer cited “a sense of responsibility to leave no stone unturned” as a reason for seeking the meeting with Putin, saying: “For me, there is no alternative to seeking direct talks with Russia as well, despite all the very great differences.”
During a briefing in Moscow following the meeting, Nehammer said he was not “particularly optimistic,” adding that “the offensive (in Ukraine) is being prepared with determination.”
While he did not expect Putin to change his view, Nehammer said it was important to confront him “with the facts.”
“What is important is a personal meeting, phoning is one thing, but you really need to look each other in the eye, you need to talk about the cruelty of war,” Nehammer said.
“Of course, when you talk to him for the first, second, third time, we can’t expect him to change his view … I didn’t expect that. But it is important to confront President Vladimir Putin. Every day is a day too long in the war, every … death is one too many.”
Nehammer noted that “it was also clear and recognizable that Russian president still has confidence” in the ongoing negotiations between Russia and Ukraine in Turkey.
Ahead of the talks on Monday, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister cast doubt on their effectiveness, saying of the Russian leader: “I personally have no reason to believe that he’s talkable.”
Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Lipavsky also urged Nehammer to be wary. “Don’t be naive. Putin is a perpetrator of this horrendous war crime and those atrocities, and he should be punished for that,” he said.
Nehammer’s statement said the European Union was “more united than ever on this issue.”
Ukraine’s foreign minister said on Sunday it would be “extremely difficult” to even think about negotiations with Russia following the atrocities committed in the town of Bucha and at the train station in Kramatorsk.
Putin appointed a new general to oversee his invasion over the weekend, and the focus of Russia’s forces has turned towards eastern Ukraine after their failure to seize the capital, Kyiv, and other territories in the center of the country.
Karel Schwarzenberg’s family struggled against the Nazi and them the Communists. I now believe my brother, Mark Presco, worked behind the scenes to take over the creative legacy of our sister, Christine Rosamond Benton. I believe Mark conspired with Vicki Presco, and Stacey Pierrot to keep Vic Presco from getting his share of prints that he left to his wife, Consuela Redon. Vicki, as our father’s Trustee, did not deliver prints as instructed. Where are these prints. I will contact Interpol. Mark is a neo-Nazi and may be alive. He is in hiding – if he is not dead!
I have contacted INTERPOL and UNESCO about the Habsburg Pianting at the Schnitzer. I will be sending this blog to Jill Hartz, the Executive Director. I sent an e-mail to Cheyrl Hartup, and got no response. I had several telephone conversation with Alexandra V. Cipolle-Notman of the Eugene Weekly. We exchanged e-mails about our meeting place. She never got back to me, and has not replied to further e-mails from me. She asked me on the phone if I tried contacting the Habsburgs. I told her I had not. I do not trust her. Why should I? All my correspondence is copyrighted, along with the contents of my blog. A real crime may have been committed. This is not the time to play games.
Below is an e-mail I sent Stefan Eins in September of 2013 about this Habsburg painting a famous artist from Austria. Jospeh Swobb said he would forward my information to Austrian Consulate. The possible obstruction of a criminal matter of this magnitude, has bid me to be as transparent as possible. Who knows where this will lead?
Presdient: Royal Rosamond Press Co.
Today at 11:01 AM
Dear Ms. Hartz – Over ten days ago I contacted Charyl Hartup about the Habsburg painting that is possibly stolen. I was going to meet with Ms. Alexandra V. Cippoli-Notman at a resturant, then we changed that to the Schnitzer because I wanted to introduce her to my dear friend, Virginia Hambley, who is related to Empress Zita. I told her it would be wonderful to take Virginia’s pic in front of ‘The Last Audience’. Alex failed to confirm this meeting and has not responded to my e-mails. This is an insult! I will let members of the House of Bourbon know of it. Virginia’s great grandfather tried to restore the Bourbons, and led the invasion of Algiers to dispose of a Caliphate. Let us not interfere with a international investigation. I have contacted UNESCO and INTERPOL and sent them this message.
President: Royal Rosamond Press
I contacted someone at the Austrian Consulate about the Habsburg painting at the Universty of Oregon museum, that I believe belongs to Austria. Just after the war, In Room 318 of the Imperial Hotel in Vienna where the Property Control Branch of the Allied Forces has set up a Reparation Division. Below is part of the correspondence of Susanne Granitsch-Konirsch. She is the daughter of Helene Granitsch who is standing behind Empress Zita and staring out at the intended audience. Thus large unfinished work ended up in a bank vault in Eugene Oregon where it sat for sixteen years. https://rosamondpress.com/2016/11/05/spring-roses-of-nations/
On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 11:27 AM, Alex Notman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Thanks for reaching out. I’m going to have to reschedule this for next week. Can we meet Thursday or Friday of next week during working hours?
I contacted Karl about the Habsburg painting.
” Since Dr. Robert Granitsch was married to a “half-Jew” after Nazi legislation, his three children, Susanne, born 1899, Dora, born 1904 and Lorle, born 1912, were persecuted in Austria after the Nazis’ Where Dr. Susan (!) Konirsch, née Granitsch, and Lorle Kornfeld, née Granitsch, had to flee to the USA,”
Last night I had a deep conversation with my longtime friend, Christine Wandel, who has lived in the Village of New York for over forty years. I told her about my recent discoveries regarding ‘The Last Audience of the Habsburgs’. I told her I am now guaranteed a novel that will alas give me the credibility I long for and sorely need due to the slanderous attacks I have suffered, mixed with threats. I told her I was considering playing my cards close to the vest, and not reveal the amazing Art and Liberty lessons that blossomed before me on my internet screen when I went in search of a answer to a confounding question. How and why did Arthur von Ferraris’ painting end up at the Jordon Schnitzer Museum?
I believe I have found a sound theory as to how? The clue of the rouge thread begins in Room 318 of the Imperial Hotel in Vienna where the Property Control Branch of the Allied Forces has set up a Reparation Division. Below is part of the correspondence of Susanne Granitsch-Konirsch. She is the daughter of Helene Granitsch who is standing behind Empress Zita and staring out at the intended audience, the masses, the intended viewers that never appeared because Zita and her royal family were dragged off their thrones and banished from Austria.
The Last Audience is the greatest failed work of art in history. There is a invisible family present, a famous revolutionary family surrounded by a doomed nobility. The Granitsch family were of the New Democracy. They were trying to save aspects of Habsburg Rulers, or, so it is alleged.
“Susanne Renate Granitsch was a famous Austrian Artist, kin to Georg Granitsch, a member of the Academic Union and founder of ‘The Neue Freie Presse’ and Ambassador of the Raiffensen Bank.”
Before this painting was finished, other more radical representative of the Forty-Eight Revolutions, ran Zita out of town, and chased her all over the world. She found refuge in a small town in upper New York. She must have felt betrayed by the Granitsch family, thus I doubt she gave them this large canvas, or, put in their care, her bedroom set that I believe found its way to Portland, and sold. The article I read on this sale is no longer in the internet. It may be stored in my old computer.
To get this furniture out of occupied Austria, one would have an easier time of it, if you claimed your belongings fell into the hands of a member of the Nazi Party. Susanne Granitsch-Konirsch and her husband name two Nazis. They appear to be Quater-Jews who had to flee from the Nazis leaving property behind. One of them may be a famous Captain of the SS Panzer division the 5th. Wiking, or Viking. This army led Opperation Barbarosa, and invaded Russia. This was a mixed group from several European nations. We see very handsom Aryan men going on a Viking Raid. These are Vandels taking what they want, what they deserve. This is White Privilege taken to the extreme. If it were not for the intervention of the Armed Forces of the United States of America, ‘The Audience’ would not be on the wall at the University of Oregon.
As usual, my muse has bid me to give away all my information – FOR FREE! Royal Rosamond Press ‘A Newspaper For The Arts’ will publish this incredible Odessy. This painting is The Golden Fleece of Freedom’. Because Putin is putting faux demonstrators for one of our Democratic candidates in the streets of Moscow, and for the reason the FBI is leaking information favorable to one candidate, and, for the reason I have been looking at hideous stories of Nazis declaring people, INFERIOR, so they can loot them, take everything from them, I will show you how the hidden BARRICADES that lie on the otherside of those Habsburgs dressed to the nines, and, putting on the Ritz.
Do not let The New Panzer Tanks roll into our polls, and influence how We The People Vote! I sent out several e-mails to Austrians who represent a Modern Culture of Liberty. Joseph Schwob is affiliated with the Austrian Cultural Forum. What I suggest if The United Nation of Artists, a forum that will meet once a year, compare notes, and make sur the Voice of the Artist, past and present, is being heard. We own a universal message that is due much recognition. Our voice had been political, in a unique way. This Habsburg painting speaks volumes. I will blog on it till Tuesday. till we go to the polls.
The man who could have owned the image of the little girl with no body, is on the far right. Captain Otto Schnieder was awarded The Knights Cross, and Iron Cross, alond with his compatriots who are smiling because they rode helter-skelter into other folks land with modern Panzer tanks. I will reveal more about this little girl. I believe she, and the white roses, represents ‘The Spring of Nations’
The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is one of Austria’s two cultural representation offices in the United States; the other is in Washington, D.C. It is part of the worldwide network of Austrian Cultural Forums of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.
Nov 3 at 3:30 PM
Thank you for responding. I first looked into this matter twenty years ago. The story goes Empress Zita gave, or put in the care of Helene Granitsch ‘The Audience’ . Helene is standing just behind the Empress looking at the viewer. She then gave it to a woman named Ansacker in New York. Somehow it ends up in a Bank vault in Eugene Oregon. Sixteen years later it is in the hands of Lynn S. McCready, secretary of ‘Friends of the Museum’. There is no mention of a purchase.
I can not find the article where Helenes’ daughter, Dr. Susanne Granitsch-Konirsch, is selling pieces of bedroom furniture that belonged to Empress Zita that were put in her care until she came back to Austria to reclaim her throne. She wanted to sleep in her bed in Austria once again.
I found letters where Susanne Granitsch-Konirsch and her husband are petitioning the U.S. Forces in Austria for the return of very expensive furniture valued at $15,000 dollars. That is a lot of money for furniture. They had left Austria and become U.S. citizens. They claim Nazi Party Leader, Jospeh Winkler, ended up with their property, as well as Nazi Party Member, Otto Schneider. Is this the famous SS Captain of the Wiking Panzer group? Was he given this property as a reward. He was given the Knights Cross.
Susanne Renate Granitsch was a famous Austrian Artist, kin to Georg Granitsch, a member of the Academic Union and founder of ‘The Neue Freie Presse’ and Ambassador of the Raiffensen Bank.
John Presco a.k.a. John Ambrose
Helene Granitsch (* June 4 or 8 June 1876 as Helene Mündl or ending in Vienna; died 1956 inPortland, Oregon, United States) was an Austrian writer and a leader in the women’s movement.
Granitsch began her social commitment in the area of pulic relations (then “propaganda”) for the maternal and infant protection in 1901 and was first Vice President of the Association for maternal and infant protection founded in 1902 by you and Prof. th. Escherich. She founded and organized the Association of “Infant protection” (1903), the first infant Department in the St. Anna children’s Hospital and the first infant care channel school.
1911-1920 Granitsch was head of the “Imperial organization of housewives of in Austria”. She campaigned for women’s equality, worked together with Berta von Suttner in the Austrian peace society and participated in the construction of the Austrian women’s movement.
The painting is one of the “Gifts and Purchases, 1960-61” exhibition, which opens in the Museum of Art Wednesday, April 25. “The Last Audience” will be featured at the preview showing held on Tuesday evening, April 24, for the Friends of the Museum and guests during the annual dinner and reception. At the dinner, in the Erb Memorial Union, the painting will be in a baroque setting dominating the entrance to the ballroom and setting the tone for the decorative motif. The unfinished oil is by an Austrian painter, Arthur von Ferraris. It is of a court scene in Schoenburg Palace in Vienna with the Empress Zita holding what proved to be her last audience. The audience was held in October, 1918, when the political situation in Austria was in extreme tension. , Mrs. Kenneth Ford and Helen Casey of Roseburg are members of the Friends of the Museum.
|Dr. Robert August Granitsch|
|Birthdate:||November 6, 1865|
|Death:||Died February 11, 1937 in Vienna, Vienna, Austria|
|Immediate Family:||Son of Georg Granitsch and Auguste Antonie Granitsch|
Husband of Hermine Granitsch
Ex-husband of Helene Margarethe Karoline Granitsch
Father of Dr. Susanne Granitsch-Konirsch; Theodora Georgiana Hildegard Seybel Hiller and Eleonore (Lorle) Kornfeld
Brother of Susanne Renate Granitsch; Georg Granitsch; Editha Isabella v. Schickh and Marzell Granitsch
About Susanne Renate Granitsch
The academic painter Susanne Renate Granitsch was born in Vienna on 21 May 1869 and died on 2 December 1946 in Vienna. Her grandparents were Georg Ignaz Granitsch and Susanne Granitsch, née Schmidutz. Her father, Dr. Georg Granitsch (1833 – 1903), married to Augusta Antonia Granitsch, née Panstingel, worked as an attorney in Vienna. In addition to Susanne Renate Granitsch, her eldest daughter, the couple Dr. Georg and Augusta Granitsch had two more children, Edith Granitsch. By Schickh and Dr. Robert Granitsch, who had already died in 1937. Since Dr. Robert Granitsch was married to a “half-Jew” after Nazi legislation, his three children, Susanne, born 1899, Dora, born 1904 and Lorle, born 1912, were persecuted in Austria after the Nazis’ Where Dr. Susan (!) Konirsch, née Granitsch, and Lorle Kornfeld, née Granitsch, had to flee to the USA, while Dora Granitsch married Dr. Franz Hiller and survived in Vienna (In the case of the matriculation office of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde), the Bundesdenkmalamt, as well as in the Austrian State Archives (holdings of the Finanzverwaltungstelle, the Finanzlandesdirektion Wien, the “Hilfsfonds”), The “Compensation Fund” and the “collection points”) were negative. In addition, no restitution proceedings were imposed by the heirs of Susanne Granitsch after 1945. Even her 81-year-old grandmother, the only relative whom Susanne Renate had known to Granitsch during her lifetime, confirmed that Susanne Renate Granitsch had not been persecuted either as a Jew or for political reasons during the Nazi period. In February 1938, shortly before the takeover of the national socialists in Austria, the Städtische Sammlungen, which at that time already had some works by renowned artist Susanne Renate Granitsch, acquired the portrait of a university professor: Susanne Renate Granitsch passed away on December 2, 1946 Vienna. On the occasion of the testament of the unmarried and childless Susanne Renate Granitsch of August 30, 1937, in which she had appointed her sister to her universal bitch, Edith von Schickh was accepted into her estate by Edith von Schickh had spent the years 1938 to 1945 in Vienna.
To the Municipal Council on Culture and Science Stadtsenat Town Council Fourth report of the City Council for Culture and Science on the overhaul of art and cultural objects from the collections of the museums of the city according to the municipal council decision of 29 April 1999 3.2.6. Summary of the acquisition of art objects from the collection of akad. Painter Susanne Renate Granitsch through the Municipal Collections, 14 8 2003
Georg Granitsch ( 1. February 1833 Vienna  – 18th September 1903 Hadersdorf-Weidlingau   ) was an Austrian lawyer and politician of German nationality , in the second half of the 19th century member of the Imperial Council .
He served as a court and court lawyer in Vienna. During the revolutionary year 1848 he worked in student legion. He studied law at Vienna University , where he earned a Doctor of Laws . Then he worked as a clerk and later as an attorney. He was publicly and politically active. Since 1861, he has collaborated with various periodicals. In the years 1867-1869 he was a member of the Vienna municipal council. Contributed to the emergence of regional mortgage banks and credit unions organizing network (ie. Raiffeisenek). 
Long-term sit as a member of Lower Austria Landtag , which he joined in 1868 and remained a member of parliament until 1896, while in 1886 he represented the Curia rural communities, the circuit Mistelbach, then urban curia circuit Klosterneuburg. In the years 1883-1887 he was an alternate member of the land committee , and from 1887 to 1896 full member of the Provincial Committee. 
He was also a member of the Imperial Council (of national parliament Cisleithanian ), which he joined in the first direct elections in 1873 for the curia of rural communities in Lower Austria , the circuit Mistelbach, Feldsberg, Groß-Enzersdorf etc. The mandate here vindicated in elections in 1879 .  In 1873 is referred to as Dr. Georg Granitsch, lawyer, residing in Vienna . 
In 1873, parliament played for block German ústavověrných liberals (ie. , The Constitutional Party , the centralist and provídeňsky oriented), under which featured Altdeutscher wing.  In 1878 he met the German parliamentary group of the Left.  As ústavověrný member of the states even after the elections in 1879.  in October 1879 at the Imperial Council was mentioned as staroněmeckého Club Liberals (Club der Liberalen). 
He died in September 1903. At that time, it is referred to as the oldest lawyer in Vienna. 
Otto Schneider was a Hauptsturmführer (Captain) in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by National socialist Germany during World War II. Schneider was awarded the Knight’s Cross during the battle of Kovel, while in command of the 7th Company, 5th SS Panzer Regiment, 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking. He was reported missing in action in April 1945 near Steiermark, Austria, and was in Soviet captivity until 1949, he died on 6 November 2001 in Cranston Rhode Island.