Heroes & Hofer
When Andreas Hofer came to the Museum.
Josef Rohrer, 2009. 120 pages. English edition.
The catalogue for the permanent exhibition of the same name in the MuseumPasseier is an easy-to-read, richly illustrated text. It tells of the rebellion of 1809 and the events leading up to it from various viewpoints, investigating some of the fascinating aspects: Why do many Tyroleans see the failed rebellion of 1809 as a heroic act? And why do they regard a bearded cattle-dealer as a hero? Taking Andreas Hofer as its starting point, this book attempts to see the customary images of heroes from another standpoint.