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Construction of Austrian Holocaust victims’ memorial begins

VIENNA (Reuters) - Construction of Austria's first public monument naming all the country's Holocaust victims began on Monday, a further step by Adolf Hitler's native land towards confronting an issue it has long struggled with.For decades after World War Two, Austria denied responsibility for crimes committed by the Nazis, arguing…
bubmag
June 22, 2020
Holocaust

Colonial discourses are stifling free speech in Germany

In late March, the organisers of Ruhrtriennale, an annual music and arts festival that takes place in the Ruhr area of Germany, announced that the Cameroonian philosopher and post-colonial theorist, Achille Mbembe, would be delivering the keynote address at this year's event. Mbembe, a professor at the University of the…
bubmag
June 19, 2020
Holocaust

The lost music of the Holocaust

The sign above the steel gates of Auschwitz reads "arbeit macht frei" - work sets you free. It was, of course, a chilling lie, an evil hoax. But there was one surprising source of temporary escape inside the camps:  music. Under the bleakest conditions imaginable, prisoners wrote and played music,…
bubmag
June 8, 2020