1. Januar 1979
"Life not Worth Living"
Spurred into action by an interview in the Austrian newspaper "Kurier" in which the country's top court psychiatrist, Dr Heinrich Gross, admits killing children at Vienna's "Am Spiegelgrund" Pediatric Unit during the war by poisoning their food, Helnwein paints "Life not Worth Living" - a watercolour of a little girl "asleep" on the table, her head in her plate. The painting gets published in Austrias leading newsmagazine Profil and sparkes a nationwide debate that finally leads to Gross' appearing before a Vienna court . The judge rules Gross is mentally unfit to be tried.

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