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05 October 2006 at 23:26

das holocaust memorial HNT

There's a new holocaust memorial near the new German parliament. But not everyone approves. I think the hundreds of concrete blocks are supposed to signify the murdered millions, but my friends object to its anonymity. It could represent any mass murder anywhere. They would have preferred a memorial that spells out "this thing happened here, it grew out of our culture." And I agree with them. This memorial is like a giant playground. Whereas a visit to the concentration camp near Berlin is appalling, as it should be.


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Blogger Suze said...

I agree, it should be more representative of the atrocities which took place.

A very thought provoking post...

Happy HNT sweetie ;)  


Blogger keda said...

yes true... that place actually looks like fun!

as suze said a good thought provoking post.

oh well, at least you get to go back and spend time with the family again soon... that'll put a damper on the day.

happy hnt sweetie.  


Blogger hotboy said...

Adolf! Heil! Those concrete blocks could represent a lot of concrete blocks. Do kids play at jumping around in them? If they don't, what a complete waste of space! One giant block covered in stars for all the folk who got snuffed would have been much better. Anything would be. The stuffed old guy in the photie doesn't even look Jewish! That would have helped. Hotboy  


Blogger Lee Ann said...

Yes, I agree Rob.
Those are great photos.
Thank you for sharing.
Happy HNT!


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