Polish Fritzl Bar

News | Vienna Review | February 2013

The name of the Warsaw cellar bar has seen much opposition (Photo: Boycott Fritzla Facebook)

A restaurant owner in Warsaw relinquished efforts to open a cellar bar in honour of convicted rapist Josef Fritzl.

City authorities blocked the mid-January opening of the locale "U Fritzla" on Warsaw's Nowy Swiat street, and announced potential fines for the tenant. Intending black humour, the bar’s logo featured a headshot of the Austrian, who was convicted in 2009 of rape, coercion, enslavement and incest for keeping his daughter captive in a sealed cellar for 24 years, repeatedly raping her, and fathering seven children.

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