Adolf Hitler's Monument to Anton Bruckner

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Adolf Hitler's sketch of his planned Bruckner monument
One of the most significant factors in the reception of Anton Bruckner's music was the appropriation of his work by the National Socialists in Germany in the 1930s through World War II. It was known that Bruckner was one of Adolf Hitler's favorite composers and that he was planning for a cultural center in Linz and Saint Florian that would pay homage to Bruckner and his music. Hitler even had plans for a Bruckner monument which he sketched out in 1942.