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Arts

Holocaust memorial vandalised

A few days after the international Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27, the German publication Metropol reported that the monument Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism, located in Berlin’s Tiergarten neighbourhood close to the Holocaust Museum, had been vandalised. Scandinavian artist duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset was commissioned to design the monument in 2003,…

Arts

The 2018 Costa book of the year

It was announced yesterday that Bart von Es’s biography The Cut Out Girl had been named the 2018 Costa book of the year. Detailing the youth of Lien de Jong, a Dutch Jewish girl who went into hiding with Van Es’s family during the Second World War, the book was deemed “extraordinary” by the panel…

Film

Denial

Denial retraces the real life court case of David Irving versus Penguin Books and Deborah Lipstadt, in which the British author accused the Holocaust scholar of libelling him in her book Denying the Holocaust. English libel law placing the burden of proof on the defence, we follow Lipstadt and her legal team as they prove…

Features

How to bear witness? International Holocaust Remembrance Day

“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” Eli Wiesel’s words stress the very importance of remembering those events we might rather forget, of paying attention to what might be more pleasantly ignored. Events take place throughout the year to commemorate victims of war and genocide, and International Holocaust Remembrance Day is just…

Global

To punish the unpunishable?

It seems that ugly history cannot help but rear its ugly head; those moments which some would rather forget, and some would rather merely remember, cannot help but come and cause controversy once more. Last month, a 94-year-old German man was charged with more than 3,600 counts of accessory to murder as a result of…

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