Now Yugoslavia get his second Nobel prize winner, tweeted the Bosnia-born writer Saša Staniši?. Of course that was sarcasm at its best: Yugoslavia no longer exists, and Nobel laureate in literature, Peter Handke is officially Austrian. He had a second citizenship, but it is new.
As the Search-site "The Intercept" found out, had Handke was also a Yugoslav passport at a time, as this state only from Serbia and Montenegro and Slobodan Milosevic's dictatorial ruled.
Intercept writer Peter Maass found to display a photo of Handke's Pass in the database of the literature archive of the Austrian national library. The passport was issued in June 1999 by the Yugoslav Embassy in Vienna and was valid for ten years. Yugoslavia was, however, only up to 2003. Handke is to hand over the passport later, a Salzburg friend, and have told him that he had paid as a Yugoslav citizen on his travels through the country in the Hotels less. The Poet himself took not been the position.
Pass as a reward?
Austria allowed cases of a dual citizenship only in exceptional circumstances. It has to be requested and well-founded. Those who accept a second passport without the Knowledge of the authorities, the Austrian state may be deprived of citizenship without warning. In the case of Handke's, which is unlikely.
As Handke received the Pass, went to the war in Kosovo to an end. In the Viennese castle theatre, his piece was played in the "The journey in the dugout canoe," in which he gives the West the blame for the Balkan wars. May the citizenship in the Belgrade's reward for the Protest of the writer against the bombing by the Nato. However, it was documented long ago, exactly, that the Serbian militias and military in Kosovo fired the legislator of villages, civilians massacred and hundreds had driven thousands of people to flee.
Vienna was the base of international journalists who wanted to report from Yugoslavia. Of the particular regime of the Yugoslav Embassy in Vienna faithful, only those were but a visa, which behaved in the eyes of the Milosevic regime loyal. Handke never had this Problem. He was a citizen of Yugoslavia.
Created: 07.11.2019, 19:21 PM