Posted Wednesday, December 31, 2003

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New York, Wednesday, December 31, 2003


Lea Rosh

German woman 'honored'

JTA logoA GERMAN magazine named the woman behind Germany's Holocaust Memorial as the most embarrassing Berliner of the year. On the cover of the Dec. 31 [2003] edition of Tip, Lea Rosh (right in photo), who pushed for the creation of the memorial, is seen with her feet stuck in cement blocks.

Lea RoshConstruction of the memorial, a giant field of 2,700 cement steles, hit a snag earlier this year when it turned out that a branch of Degussa, the firm responsible for protecting the memorial from graffiti, had produced the Zyklon B gas used to kill Jews in Auschwitz.

Rosh, who is not Jewish, told the magazine Der Spiegel that she had not known about the firm's history. The magazine's art editor, Mike Schluettler, admitted that some found the Tip cover tasteless.



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Website dossier on Auschwitz
Work on Holocaust Memorial Stopped over Degussa Role
Jul 2001: Lea Rosh's Holocaust Memorial Campaign Aims to Shock Germany | Der Spiegel: "Welches Plakat?" | Holocaust Memorial Donations Sought | 'Holocaust Never Happened' ad prompts survivor's lawsuit | Provocative German Holocaust Denial Poster Removed
The 1947 Bruno Tesch trial (whose Degesch firm distributed the Zyklon B pesticide product East of the Elbe)
Data on Lea Rosh
New History, new Memories, but old Problems remain
Art versus memory
New York Times: Old Crimes and Continuing Responsibilities (Degussa)



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