Archive for Germany

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

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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

“Vienna – Berlin: The Art of Two Cities”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 27 February 2014 by delclem

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“Whereas the affinities in literature and music between Vienna and Berlin have been the subject of in-depth study in recent years, there is still a lot of ground to be covered in the visual arts. This is a desideratum that the Berlinische Galerie and the Vienna Belvedere have sought to overcome in a large-scale exhibition organized by both museums.” >review & photos (c) wieninternational.at 2014

“It is Time for a Guinneß…”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 31 January 2014 by delclem

“Newly discovered paintings by John Guilroy, the artist behind much of Guinness’s pre-war advertising, reveal that the Dublin brewery had considered promoting the drink in Nazi Germany.” (c) SUNDAY TIMES, 18.01.2014

Nazi Weapon: Mosquitoes?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 27 January 2014 by delclem

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This is almost surreal: “Mosquitoes as weapons? It was nearly a real-life threat during World War II, new research suggests.” >full text & photo (c) HUFF POST, 2014

“A monument of self-pity and self-justification” for Hungary

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 26 January 2014 by delclem

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The renowned Hungarian American historian István Deák on the Monument of German Occupation, 1944-45, which is planned in Budapest by the right-wing nationalist FIDEZ government > text (c) Hungarian Spectrum, 2014
photo of monument draft (c) FACEBOOK, 2014