What is your opinion?

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  1. Smokey

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    Auschwitz 'Souvenirs' Spark Controversy.

    A Polish artist has sparked controversy in the Netherlands by selling "Auschwitz souvenirs" -- from crematorium fridge magnets to "Arbeit Macht Frei" key rings -- to remind people of the horrors of the Nazi death camp.
    T-shirts with the menacing skull-and-crossbones symbol from the camp's electric fences and key rings bearing the camp gate's infamous German inscription "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Sets You Free) have been on sale at a Dutch art show since late July.

    Agata Siwek, a 30-year-old fine arts graduate who grew up near Auschwitz, said Thursday the items she put on sale in the southern city of Den Bosch were intended to remind people of the Holocaust and the need to combat discrimination and war.

    "Taking a souvenir and hanging it on your keys is a way to remember the evil inside all of us. It (Auschwitz) is the symbol of the ultimate evil," Siwek said.

    The exhibition has polarized public opinion, with some condemning it as offensive to Holocaust survivors while others have hailed it as a way to highlight the Holocaust and provoke debate about conflicts and atrocities in the 21st century.

    Source: Reuters, Amsterdam
     
  2. DolfTraanberg

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    I have no problems with it
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  3. Mr.Blaze

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    i think its kinda stupit most people want to forget and we know evill is always with us its in hueman nature

    but what ever makes you money i guess as long as it aint milichiosley made for hate i have no problem with it
     
  4. Paul Wilders

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    Having "quite some" Jewish blood running through my vains, I do agree - no problems here.

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  5. illukka

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    blaze this is something no-one should never forget... remember it could happen in your country too, and it has happened again not so long ago.. remember srebrenica anyone..ruanda...campuchea..etc i hope we will never forget it...
     
  6. Smokey

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    Hi Paul,

    Nice to read your opinion here, the other opions are of course important too but because you have "quite some Jewish blood running" your point of view counts double! :)
     
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    If the items sold are genuinely sold 'to remind us of the evil ...' then fine, but I fear ghouls and other sicko's may gain something else from the items.
     
  8. Smokey

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    Sicko's are always there (see the topic about porn sites), but I assume the majority of the people is decent.
     
  9. Detox

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    I'm almost all German descent; protestant - which prolly makes no real difference but I think this kinda stuff must not be forgotten... I suppose to make a real opinion on it I might hafta see the stuff and determine if it was real "flashy" or more of a memorial type thing... Commercialization could stink but when you forget history, you are doomed to repeat it.
     
  10. Paul Wilders

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    Not really ;) - it's just a red as anyone elses :D

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  11. Smokey

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    Last week the doctor found some blood in my alcohol....... :cool:
     
  12. Mr.Blaze

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    :cool: lol smokey i think that can be said about most of us lol
     
  13. Smokey

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    But it don't concerns dog-eating catfishes, I guess they have a special material in the vains, it's no blood and no alcohol...... :D

    (Remember my thread about this subject: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=11769 )
     
  14. Mr.Blaze

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    :D will yes and know its 100& everclear lol
     
  15. Antarctica

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    Hé Mr. Blaze I taught you were sick these days, you're not suppose to drink alcohol lol :p
     
  16. Smokey

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    He only take some medical alcohol on doctors advice! :D
     
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