Archive for March, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 29 March 2014 by delclem

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In his film,’ Wes Anderson dreams of a mythologized Central Europe before the bombs fell >full text (c) WASHINGTON POST, 2014

Prora: the Nazi beach resort built for 10,000

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 20 March 2014 by delclem

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“An imposing, austere row of buildings stretches for almost three miles along the east coast of Rügen, a German island in the Baltic Sea. Blocky and bleak, their unadorned design suggests a prison. But these buildings were meant for leisure: they form part of a Nazi-built seaside resort.” >full text (c) Atlas Obscura / SLATE, 2014

Alternative Memorial for Hungary’s ordeal, 1944-45

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 19 March 2014 by delclem

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The Hungarian artist blogger LACI SZILY (sic;) has presented an alternative to the planned ‘Memorial of German Occupation, 1944/45’ in Budapest: Hitler is holding a Wiener Schnitzel in the shape of Greater Hungary in order to distract the Hungarian Puli dog which is being raped by a German shepherd… >more (in Hungarian)

The art Hitler dismissed as ‘filth’

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 12 March 2014 by delclem

Adolf Hitler and other Nazi officials at the Dada wall at the Degenerate Art exhibition, July 16, 19

“Degenerate Art”: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937. This New York exhibition revisits not only Germany’s ‘Degenerate Art’ show that destroyed so many artistic careers, but the Nazi rhetoric that made the exhibition possible. >review
(c) THE GUARDIAN, 2014

“Crimea & the Hysteria of History”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 9 March 2014 by delclem

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“Well, that was fast. At the beginning of the year, it seemed apt to meditate on the catastrophes of a century past, and on the chance that we might, once again, be passengers on some Titanic of history, with a small flaw in the hull opened by some unforeseen iceberg. And it seemed worth stressing that what had brought the ship down—in short, what made 1914 happen—was, above all, the vulnerability of open societies to the panicked appeal to honor and the fear of humiliation.” >full essay
(c) THE NEW YORKER, 2014

Propaganda smog over Ukraine

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 3 March 2014 by delclem

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“From Moscow to London to New York, the Ukrainian revolution has been seen through a haze of propaganda.” >analysis by Yale historian Timothy Snyder
(c) NYROB, 2014

Economic crisis stimulates retro wave in Slovenia

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 1 March 2014 by delclem

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“After Slovenia decided in 1991 to leave the federation of Yugoslavia, the loss of the Yugoslav market and the transition to the new market economy led to the demise of many businesses. A few products remained in the people’s memory, however, and gave them security and a feeling of comfort. In the middle of the economic crisis, people look back wistfully on these retro products and the ‘good old days’ of Socialist Yugoslavia.” >analysis & photo (c) wieninternational.at 2014