Saturday , May 15 2021

Morbid or reasonable? Viennese funeral with Lego crematorium



Vienna – "Nice Body" from the League: Funeral Vienna now offers new sets of toys made by the well-known toys maker in their store – including a crematorium for shooting and a funeral family, including a skeleton. What looks morbidly bizarre at first glance has a serious background. The purpose of this offer is to help children to deal better with the theme of death.

Markus Pinter, Director of Funeral and Cemeteries GmbH and Michaela Tomek of the Vienna State Association for Psychotherapy.

Markus Pinter, Director of Funeral and Cemeteries GmbH and Michaela Tomek of the Vienna State Association for Psychotherapy.

– APA

In conversation with customers, he constantly appeared to bring about the loss of loved ones and all related aspects to children, said Markus Pinter, CEO of Bestattung and Cemetery Vienna GmbH, on Monday at a press conference. Questions like "What's happening to your grandfather in the crematorium?" Or "Can I take the children to the funeral and how should they behave there?"

"So came the idea of ​​introducing new products," Pinter said. Not only because Lego goodies are already available – u.a. The deadbed car and the corridor are the bestseller in Europe. Funeral Toys is a company that can officially use Lego's components.

Price between 50 and 90 euros

Now, three new packages are available, ranging from 50 to 90 euros. On the one hand there is a cemetery with a tombstone, a tomb, an excavator and a cemetery. There is a crematorium furnace where a coffin can be inserted. A funeral procession is also available. In addition, a "grieving family" can be purchased – consisting of a father, a mother, a child, a deceased, and a skeleton.

The Vienna Association for Psychotherapy (WLP) sees the pedagogical value added of such toys. "Children are wearing their feelings about the level of the game," explained Michaela A. Tomek of WLP at the presentation. A simple and clear language is required. Shut the death and sadness is the wrong way. "Tabua creates fears and insecurities, and in any case, the child feels something is wrong, and then she remains with her," Tomek warned.

It could have been imagined that Lego sets also find their way into psychotherapeutic practices, the expert said. You can buy newspapers in any case at the funeral museum shop at the central cemetery or online at http://shop.bestattungsmuseum.at. (APA)


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