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Not The Final Solution

by | 27th, October 2003

‘THE Nazis seem to be enjoying something of a media revival of late – the new California governor has sung the praises of Adolf Hitler, Christies is in trouble for flogging paintings stolen by the Nazis and the British police seems to contain more National Socialists than the Waffen SS.

Another lasting tribute to Degussa

And this morning we learn that work on Germany’s national Holocaust monument has been halted after it turned out that the company which won the contract to coat the vast memorial in anti-graffiti solution had Nazi links.

Worse than that, Degussa was once part-owner of the company that produced the Zyklon B gas that was used to slaughter millions of Jews in concentration camps.

Lea Rosh, who initiated the memorial project, said slabs that had already been treated with the solution would be recast – although it has to be said it would be a brave graffiti artist to mess with a company with Degussa’s reputation.

“This is not an easy decision to make,” she told the Telegraph. “But while the memorial committee would have no problem working with a company that produced buttons for SS uniforms, working with a company connected to Zyklon B oversteps the mark.”

Or over-goosesteps the mark, as they say among the British constabulary.’

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