Tuesday, January 1, 2013

5481...Hitler Hitler Hitler

Yesterday's Los Angeles Times drops this knowledge on the world:

A statue depicting a seemingly contrite Adolf Hitler kneeling in prayer in the former Jewish ghetto in Warsaw is causing a stir in Poland. Artist-provocateur Maurizio Cattelan created the statue, titled "Him," in conjunction with an exhibit at the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw.
Cattelan's statue is visible to the public only through a hole in a gate, according to reports. Viewers can see the statue's back, but not its face.
Understandably this has pissed off some folks, to wit:
The Simon Wiesenthal Center called the statue "a senseless provocation which insults the memory of the Nazis' Jewish victims," according to a report in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

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