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December 21, 2016

“Hitler: The Monster” on AHC

Filed under: David Irving, Germany, TV shows, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 11:05 am

Last night, I watched the most recent episode of the new six-part Hitler series. This episode was entitled “Hitler:The Monster”.  Including this episode, which ends with the Allied D-Day invasion of Normandy, on June 6th 1944, I have now seen five of the six episodes in the series.

One interesting aspect of this series is that it addresses the issue of the fact that there is little or no evidence, in the written German records of the time period, that Hitler ordered the Holocaust.  This idea was first brought to light by the research of David Irving, when he offered a cash bonus to anybody who could find a written order from Hitler regarding the Holocaust. Irving’s offer was considered a serious act of Holocaust Denial.

The show never mentions David Irving, nor introduces the topic of Holocaust denial.  Yet, on the latest episode of the show, a whole group of Holocaust historians basically admitted that Irving was right.  Maybe all these Historians should be put in jail; if they get a lawyer and try to defend themselves, their lawyer should be put in jail as well.  They have, in part, vindicated the notorious Holocaust denier David Irving!

I updated the section above of this blog post with a quote that you can read here:

The show does point out that Hitler MAY have had dinner with Himmler. On the show, there is speculation that Hitler and Himmler MAY have discussed the Holocaust; however the reenactment does not include any dialog, so we don’t know what they MAY have discussed.

I made a new blog post expanding on the dinner party mentioned in the paragraph above that you can read here:

This latest episode does show a lot of footage about Hitler’s time spent in the Wolf’s Lair when he was commanding the battles on the Eastern front.  The show emphasizes the time that Hitler spent training his dog at the Wolf’s Lair.  Also discussed, in great detail, is how Hitler had a tendency to micromanage military efforts on the Russian front.

Ominously, at one point, there is a map shown, which shows a red arrow pointing to Stalingrad.  Those of us who already know the story, knew what was going to happen, but this part of the show was really aimed at young people, who might never have learned about Stalingrad until now.

While the show made no mention of the German defeat in North Africa at around the same time, it did a pretty good job of explaining that Stalingrad is viewed, in my opinion correctly, as a major turning point of World War II.

The show has a lot of history to cover, in just six hours, so it couldn’t cover everything, but I was a little sad to see that the issue that it was believed that Stalingrad could have been resupplied by air was not discussed.

A topic, that was also not discussed very well, was the issue of why Hitler was micromanaging his dog, and his troops on the eastern front, but he seemed to delegate most of the daily Holocaust operation, to Himmler.  To me, the show seemed to imply that Hitler wanted to confuse later historians and give credence to future Holocaust deniers, by micromanaging some aspects of the war and not micromanaging others, including not micromanaging the Holocaust enough to even leave a paper trail.  No clear interpretation for this differing degree of micromanagement phenomenon was offered, and it was not explained that alternative theories could well result in jail time for their proponents.

December 20, 2016

12 people dead in “terror attack” in Germany

Filed under: Germany, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 8:51 am
Terror attack in Germany

Terror attack in Berlin, Germany when a truck was driven into a Christmas market

You can read about the deadly terror attack in Germany in the news at

Every town in Germany has a “market square” where farmers bring their vegetables and other products to sell.  This used to take place every Wednesday and Saturday, and for all I know, it still does.  During the Christmas season, there is a Christmas market where one can buy a Christmas tree and ornaments to hang on the tree, along with a goose for the family Christmas dinner.

There used to be a market square in the city of Berlin, but it is long gone. It was bombed into oblivion. Now the Christmas market takes place in front of the ruined church in the heart of Berlin.

Ruined church in the heart of Berlin

Ruined church in the heart of Berlin in Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Church, the old church that is shown in the photo above, was built at the end of the 19th century and destroyed by British bombs in November 1943. Part of the ruins have been preserved as a memorial. A new modern church and a tower have been built beside it.

When I lived in Germany for 20 months after World War II, I was told that the Germans were forced to leave this church in ruins, to remind them not to start any more wars.


Now the Germans have lost control of their country. Angela Merkel, who is shown in the photo above, has let in 800,000 refugees. This was the cause of the “Christmas Market Terror in Germany” according to the news shows about this terror in Germany.

I visited Berlin in 2001, and I wrote about the city on my website at

December 18, 2016

New TV series: Hitler — a 6 part event, all new, 6 episodes

Filed under: TV shows, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 12:34 pm


There have been 3 episodes so far in a new 6 part TV series about Hitler. The ads for the show claim that Hitler is  the most hated man in history. Why is Hitler the most hated man in history? Hitler killed Jews, that’s why.

The first episode in the TV series was entitled “Hitler, the opportunist”. Tom Weber spoke on the first episode, about which I have already written.

The second episode was entitled “The actor”. The third episode was entitled “The Führer “.  The 4th episode, which we will see next, is entitled “The Victor”.

In all these episodes, so far, we have seen Hitler standing before huge crowds, as he gives his speeches. The people are cheering, and throwing flowers at his feet as he walks through the crowds, without fear that he will be killed. Could Donald Trump, who is called the new Hitler, do that? I don’t think so!

The 4th episode, which we will see next, is entitled “The Victor”. I will do a new blog post after I have seen this episode.

“liberal American Jews are far worse than kapos”

Filed under: Germany, Trump, Uncategorized, World War II — furtherglory @ 5:45 am

The title of my blog post today is in quotes because these are words that were written by David Friedmann, a Jewish writer, back in June 2016.

A recent news article explains that “kapos [is] a Holocaust-era term referring to Jews who cooperated with the Nazis.”

This is the headline of the news article:

Dem: Trump’s Israel ambassador uses ‘frighteningly casual’ Holocaust talk to vilify liberal Jews

You can read the news article in full at

The news article continues with this quote:

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Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) says President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Israel [David Friedmann] “lacks any foreign policy experience.”

Moore specifically ripped David Friedman for comparing liberal Jews to Nazi collaborators.

“From his blind support for settlements in the West Bank and flagrant opposition to a two-state solution to his unconscionable and frighteningly causal use of holocaust imagery to vilify progressive American Jews, Mr. Friedman lacks the experience and temperament necessary to serve as our nation’s ambassador to Israel,” she said in a statement Friday.

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So, what exactly is a kapo?

The daily supervision of the Nazi concentration inmates was handled by prisoners who were designated as Kapos; the job of a Kapo was to assist the German guards.

The Kapos were usually German criminals. They were typically more cruel than the guards and would beat the prisoners while the guards looked the other way.

After World War II ended, some of the Kapos at the Dachau concentration camp, and the Kapos at other camps, were prosecuted by the American Military as war criminals because they had aided the Nazis. Jewish and homosexual prisoners had particularly been singled out for abuse by the Kapos.

The testimony of Rudolf Hoess, on April 15, 1946 at the Nuremberg IMT, put the blame for ill treatment of the prisoners in all the camps on the Kapos.

The following quote is from the trial transcripts of the testimony of Hoess at the Nuremberg IMT:

HERR BABEL: Did you make any observations as to whether there was any ill-treatment of prisoners to a greater or lesser degree on the part of those guards, or whether the ill-treatment was mainly to be traced back to the so-called Kapos?
HOESS: If any ill-treatment of prisoners by guards occurred-I myself have never observed any–then this was possible only to a very small degree since all offices in charge of the camps took care that as few SS men as possible had direct contact with the inmates, because in the course of the years the guard personnel had deteriorated to such an extent that the standards formerly demanded could no longer be maintained.

We had thousands of guards who could hardly speak German, who came from all lands as volunteers and joined these units, or we had older men, between 50 and 60, who lacked all interest in their work, so that a camp commander had to watch constantly that these men fulfilled even the lowest requirements of their duties. It is obvious that there were elements among them who would ill-treat internees, but this ill-treatment was never tolerated. Besides, it was impossible to have these masses of people directed at work or when in the camp by SS men only; therefore, inmates had to be assigned everywhere to direct the other prisoners and set them to work. The internal administration of the camp was almost completely in their hands. Of course a great deal of ill-treatment occurred which could not be avoided because at night there were hardly any members of the SS in the camps. Only in specific cases were SS men allowed to enter the camp, so that the internees were more or less exposed to these Kapos.

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According to Harold Marcuse, who wrote the book “Legacies of Dachau,” Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, the head of all the concentration camps, did not condone cruelty in the concentration camps. Marcuse wrote that “Himmler had indeed punished several of the most sadistic and corrupt concentration camp commandants. He replaced the sadist Piorkowski in Dachau, for instance, with the much more competent Martin Weiss in September 1942…”

In his testimony at the Nuremberg IMT on April 15, 1946, Rudolf Hoess spoke about how the prisoners at Dachau and other concentration camps were punished.

The following quote is from the testimony of Rudolf Hoess at the Nuremberg IMT:

HERR BABEL: You have already mentioned regulations which existed for the guards, but there was also a standing order in each camp. In this camp order certainly punishment was provided for internees who violated the camp rules. What punishment was provided?
HOESS: First of all, transfer to a penal company (Strafkompanie), that is to say, harder work and restricted accommodations; next, detention in the cell block, detention in a dark cell; and in very serious cases, chaining or strapping. Punishment by strapping was prohibited in the year 1942 or 1943–I cannot say exactly when–by the Reichsführer. Then there was the punishment of standing at the camp gate over a rather long period, and finally corporal punishment.

However, no commander could decree this corporal punishment on his own authority. He could only apply for it. In the case of men, the decision came from the Inspector of Concentration Camps Gruppenführer Schmidt, and where women were concerned, the Reichsführer reserved the decision exclusively for himself.

Discipline in all the concentration camps was very strict and even the guards or camp administrators, who broke the rules, were put into a wing of the Dachau bunker (camp prison) which was reserved for SS men. Just before the camp was liberated, there were 128 SS men from various concentration camps, who were in prison at Dachau.

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Ernst Kaltenbrunner, the head of RSHA, testified at Nuremberg that there were 13 main concentration camps and one of them, called Danzig-Matzkau was a Straflager (punishment camp) for SS men who had mistreated prisoners. The 12 main concentration camps in the Greater German Reich, as listed by Lucy Dawidowicz in her book entitled “The War Against the Jews, 1933 – 1945,” were Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Buchenwald, Ravensbrück, Flossenbürg, Neuengamme, Gross Rosen, Natzweiler-Struthof, Mauthausen, Stutthof, Mittelbau-Dora and Theresienstadt. Bergen-Belsen was initially a holding camp which did not become a concentration camp until December 1944.


December 17, 2016

Why are so many people comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler?

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 8:27 am

You can read a recent news article, which compares Trump to Hitler, at

The following quote is from the news article:

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The recent controversy in the USA over the selection of President-elect Donald Trump by Time Magazine as its ‘Person of the Year’ has seen critics drawing comparisons with a similar selection in the past featuring Nazi leader Adolf Hitler as the Man of the Year in 1938. Though one would not wish to get entangled in the current political debate, one recalls another controversial figure chosen by Time on the cover of its weekly in October 1943, Heinrich Himmler described by the cover as ‘the Police Chief of Nazi Europe’ with a chilling quote, ‘The dead do not speak’.

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The Time magazine cover shows a photo of the person who has had the most impact on the news in the previous year. Sometimes, the person of the year is a woman. The most famous example of this was when a woman, who had had her nose cut off, was chosen as the person of the year.

The news article continues with this quote:

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Heinrich Himmler was the chief architect of a sinister program designed by the Nazis (members of ‘Nationalsozialistishe Deutsche Arbeiterpartei’ ‘National Socialist German Worker’s Party’) to wipe out the entire Jewish population of Europe through planned detention of Jews in Nazi concentration camps where after initial torture and starvation, they were killed by ingeniously evil methods of mass extermination. The entire operation was later termed as ‘The Holocaust’ (Greek Holokauston referring to the sacrifice of an animal by fire) in the 1950s while the Jews used the Hebrew word, ‘Ha Shoah’ meaning ‘The Catastrophe’ to describe one of the world’s biggest and most systematic pogroms aimed at cleansing Europe of Jews and other minorities. The Holocaust which was termed as the ‘Final Solution (for the Jewish Problem)’ by the Nazis ended in the death of 60 lakh Jews including 11 lakh children. It sought to draw legitimacy from a popular but warped theory of population control called ‘Eugenics’ (Greek ~ Eu – well genos ~ born) which called for the promotion of breeding between people of ‘desired genetic traits’ (read ‘White Aryans’) with the limitation of breeding between people with ‘undesirable genetic traits’ (read Jews and other ethno-religious minorities) through sterilisation. Eugenics for the Nazis became the ‘social philosophy’ for creation of an ideal race of Aryans with the elimination of the ‘lesser races’ through mass murders approved by Hitler and executed by Himmler and his associates.

The Nazis began the prosecution [persecution] of Jews as soon as they assumed power in 1933 with a call for the boycott of Jewish businesses with posters in German pronouncing ‘Die Juden sind unser Unglück’ meaning ‘The Jews are our bad luck’; thus encouraging state-sponsored hate crimes against the community. The Nazis stepped up the persecution by bringing in the ‘Nuremberg Laws’ which barred Jews from holding public offices and mixing with other Germans. The Nuremberg Laws became a precedent for further anti-Jew legislation and anti-Semitic policies in the coming years. Unsurprisingly, violent activities against Jews began and culminated into what has been termed as the ‘Kristallnacht’ or ‘The Night of the broken glass’.

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Is there any valid comparison between Trump and Hitler? I don’t think so. Hitler is famous for killing Jews. Trump loves Jews. His daughter has converted to the Jewish religion and she is married to a Jew. They will both be participating in Trump’s term as president.

Trump was born rich; Hitler was a self-made man, who was born poor.

December 14, 2016

The Nazis allegedly used Jewish grave stones to pave roads

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, movies, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 12:17 pm

The Nazis used Jewish grave stones to pay roads, according to a news article, which you can read here:

I wrote about the use of grave stones, to pave roads, on this blog post:

The photo below allegedly shows a road paved with Jewish grave stones. Actually, this is a still shot from the fictional movie entitled “Schindler’s List.”

Photo from the movie  scoindler's List

Still photo from the movie Schindler’s List

The following quote is from the news article:

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Speaking about Polish photographer Lukasz Baksik’s works that show how Jewish gravestones in Poland have been stolen and reused for other purposes over the decades — particularly during the eras of Nazi and Soviet rule — Elizabeth Gelman said, “The big thing for us is this has been going on for so long. Generations in Poland have grown up walking on and walking by — and in some cases even dancing — on people’s graves, without thinking about it, without really knowing what they are.”

Furthermore, Gelman noted, “this goes on in all of our communities, to some extent. What aren’t we seeing? What have we pushed to the side and stopped caring about? What are the things in our own communities that are important to recognize but we no longer see?”

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The rapper who says that he has walked inside the ovens at Auschwitz

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 8:16 am
My photo of an oven at Auschwitz

My photo of two ovens at Auschwitz

My photo of an oven at Auschwitz

My photo of another oven at Auschwitz

In the news article, in the link above, you can read about the rapper, named Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, who tweeted the following:

“I’ve walked inside the ovens of Auschwitz. I’ve been inside the dorms where workers starved to death, too frail to move. I’ve seen the showers & the rail cars where millions died. I’ve been in the ghettos of Warsaw. I’ve seen systematically genocide. I’ve studied the Hebrew bible and the stories of the Maccabees and the traditions of old Judea. I’ve swayed to the songs of Rosh Hashana…”

Note that my first photo above shows a device that was used to put bodies into the ovens in the main Auschwitz camp. The ovens were too hot for the workers to get close enough to shove bodies inside, so the device, shown in my photo was used.

My photo of a cremation oven at Auschwitz

My photo of a cremation oven in the Auschwitz main camp

Note the track in front of the oven, in my photo above. The ovens were so hot that the workers could not get close enough to shove a body inside, so a device had to be used.  Perhaps the rapper meant that he climbed inside this oven, when no one was looking.

Note that a door has been cut into the wall of the cremation room in the Auschwitz main camp, so that tourists inside the gas chamber can now look into the oven room.

My photo of bunk beds inside an Auschwitz barrack

My photo of bunk beds inside an Auschwitz prisoner’s barrack

I would not call the room, that is shown in my photo above, a “dorm” room, as the rapper did. When I was in college, I lived in a dorm that had bunk beds, like the beds shown in the photo above, but my dorm was much nicer than this.

The following quote is from the news article:

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A rapper went on a Twitter rant this week against fans slamming him for Jew-hating song lyrics — ending the hostile exchange by announcing  his retirement from the music industry, the UK magazine FACT reported on Tuesday.

American recording artist Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, denied the accusations by claiming knowledge of Judaism and empathy for the tribe. “Antisemite my ass,” he wrote, claiming, “I’ve walked inside the ovens of Auschwitz. I’ve been inside the dorms where workers starved to death, too frail to move. I’ve seen the showers & the rail cars where millions died. I’ve been in the ghettos of Warsaw. I’ve seen systematically genocide. I’ve studied the Hebrew bible and the stories of the Maccabees and the traditions of old Judea. I’ve swayed to the songs of Rosh Hashana…”

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December 13, 2016

What happens when you google “Did the Holocaust happen?”

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — furtherglory @ 7:28 am
The ruins of a gas chamber at Auschwitz

The ruins of a gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Here’s what you get when you google “Did the Holocaust happen”:

Quote from the article, cited above:

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Googling “Did the Holocaust happen” leads to numerous top-ranked search results from white supremacist and Holocaust denial sources, including a top-ranked result from online neo-Nazi site Stormfront, the Guardian reported Sunday.

Google is still pulling up a Stormfront forum post calling the Holocaust, the brutal Nazi mass murder of at least 6 million Jews, 1.8 million Poles and millions of other persecuted peoples during World War II, a “lie” as of Monday evening. The Stormfront thread appears before the Wikipedia article on Holocaust denial and a list of common FAQs on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s website.

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There are two sides to every story — except the Holocaust. When it comes to the Holocaust, there is one side that you must believe in 20 countries around the world, if you don’t want to go to prison.

America still has free speech, but not for long. I am expecting that a Holocaust denial law will soon be passed in America. When that happens, I will be on my way to prison. I will be on the wrong side of history.

December 12, 2016

Frederick the Great

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust, World War II — furtherglory @ 1:10 pm

Today, a young person who is studying world history, asked me about “Frederick the Great.” This young person wanted to know what Frederick ever did that made him so great?

For one thing, Frederick the Great was involved in the history of Theresienstadt.

I have a whole section, about Theresienstadt, on my website at

My photo of the original old fortress at Theresienstadt

My photo of the original old fortress near the city of Theresienstadt

My photo of the main gate into Theresienstadt

My photo of the main gate into Theresienstadt

Theresienstadt was a prominent place that became involved in the Holocaust.

The following quote is from my website:

[Before World War II started] there was a dispute between Germany and Poland regarding the free city of Gdansk, which had formerly been known as the German city of Danzig. The population of Danzig was 100% German; the city of Danzig had been taken from the Germans in the Treaty of Versailles.

Another bone of contention was the industrial section of Silesia which had been given to Poland after World War I.

In a self-determination vote, the people of Silesia had voted to become part of Germany, but this was ignored by the League of Nations, even though this was one of Wilson’s Fourteen Points.

Although war had been avoided in the conflict between the Germans and the Czechs, this time there was no “appeasement” of Hitler.

Great Britain and France, after signing an agreement to protect Poland in case of an attack by Germany, were forced to declare war on Germany. World War II began two days after the Germans fired the first shots near Danzig on September 1, 1939.

Hitler’s prediction that another World War would mean the annihilation of the European Jews, then became an actuality.

The town of Theresienstadt soon became one of the most infamous transit centers in Hitler’s systematic plan to exterminate European Jewry.

With the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, Czechoslovakia again became an independent country and all the ethnic Germans, except for the few who could prove that they were anti-Fascist during the war, were expelled from their homes and sent into war-torn Germany, many of them dying along the way from hunger and exhaustion.

The Czechs and the Jews exacted their revenge by attacking these refugees as they fled to Germany. Many of the refugees had to live for as long as 18 years in the former Nazi concentration camps, such as Dachau, until they could find new jobs and homes, as Germany was slowly rebuilt.

As soon as a typhus epidemic at Theresienstadt was brought under control, the prisoners were released and the Small Fortress at Theresienstadt became a prison for German Nazis from 1945 to 1948.

In its long and ignominious history, Theresienstadt has come full circle and is now the Czech town of Terezin. The country of Czechoslovakia has now been split once again into the two independent countries: the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

what the world needs now is more Holocaust museums

Filed under: California, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 9:03 am

You might think that the world has enough Holocaust museums and monuments, but you would be wrong. The world can never have enough Holocaust remembrance.

The following quote is from a news article, which you can read in full at

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On 18 November, the Government [of Great Britain] announced the 10 shortlisted teams in the running to design a £50 million national Holocaust memorial for Britain, to be erected in Victoria Tower Gardens just outside the Palace of Westminster. The memorial project is a legacy of the coalition government led by David Cameron, whose cross-party Holocaust Commission recommended its construction after a survey revealed that of 8,000 British secondary school children, less than a third knew what ‘anti-Semitism’ was, and ‘the majority of those surveyed did not know some of the most fundamental facts that explain why and how the Holocaust happened’.

Announcing the subsequent design contest, Cameron’s successor Theresa May said: ‘We need to ensure that we never forget the horrors of the Holocaust and the lessons that must be learnt from it.’

The shortlist is impressive. It includes well-established firms such as Ralph Appelbaum Associates (best known for designing the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.) and Studio Libeskind (founded by ‘starchitect’ Daniel Libeskind, whose existing projects include the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the redevelopment of the World Trade Centre), alongside artists Rachel Whiteread and Anish Kapoor, and prominent authors James E. Young, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Simon Schama, whose works, in one way or another, have dealt with the theme of memory.

All are well-versed in the international vernacular of commemorative architecture, not least Young, who served on the judging panels for both Berlin’s Denkmal for the Murdered Jews of Europe and the National September 11 Memorial in New York. We must assume that our collective memories are safe in the hands of these experts in the sombre, grey palate of 21st-century memorialisation.

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I have written several blog posts about Daniel Liebeskind, and his “degenerate art” which you can read at

I have a section, on my website, about Daniel Liebeskind and his art:

Jewish art in Berlin by Daniel Liebeskind

My photo of Jewish art in Berlin, designed by Daniel Liebeskind

Thank God that Daniel Liebeskind’s contract to put Jewish art in the city of Sacramento was canceled. Instead, his proposed Sacramento design was installed inside a park in Russia.

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