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November 19, 1993 - Image 36

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-11-19

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Berlin (JTA) — A controver-
sial new memorial to Ger-•
many's war dead was inau-
gurated here in the absence
of Berlin's Jewish commun-
ity leaders and with con-
demnation by many non-
Jewish Germans as well.
The memorial, inscribed
"for the victims of war and
tyranny," has been roundly
criticized for honoring
perpetrators as well as vic-
tims of the Holocaust and for
not mentioning Jews as vic-
tims.
In protest, the culture min-
ister of Berlin stayed away,
joining some 50 intellectuals
and public figures who
signed a statement saying
the monument "can never be
a place for remembering the
victims of German fascism."
"Should it now be con-
sidered in Germany that
those who voluntarily wore
swastikas were the same as
those who were forced to
wear yellow stars with the
word 'Jew?' " the statement
asked.
The monument, on Unter
den Linden, Berlin's premier
thoroughfare, was dedicated
by Chancellor Helmut Kohl
and President Richard von
Weizsacker.
The memorial, occupying
one large room of a pre-
existing building, is a statue
of a grieving mother holding
her son's lifeless body.
The memorial and its site
were chosen by Mr. Kohl,
who called it "a symbol of
reunited Germany."
During the Nazi era, the
site was a prison and monu-
ment to World War I vic-
tims.
The former East German
government used the
building, called the New
Guardhouse, as a monument
"to the victims of fascism
and militarism."
The remains of both an
unknown soldier and an
unknown concentration
camp victim are buried
under the building.
Nov. 14 was chosen to in-
augurate the memorial be-
cause it is Germany's Na-
tional Day of Mourning.
At the same time that the
memorial was being
dedicated, police were ar-
resting some 200 right-wing
activists throughout the
country who tried to stage
rallies.
Although the leader of the
Berlin Jewish community
pointedly stayed away from

the memorial's dedication,
Ignatz Bubis, who is head of
the entire German Jewish
community, attended, after
Mr. Kohl agreed to his
demands for a plaque nam-
ing Nazi victims.
The plaque, which Mr.
Kohl allowed to be erected
outside the monument's en-
trance, contains a quotation
from a 1985 speech by Weiz-
sacker that named victims of
the Nazis.
Mr. Weizsacker spoke out
at that time when Mr. Kohl
went ahead with his highly
controversial plans to honor
S.S. soldiers buried at the
Bitburg cemetery.
Mr. Bubis, in his negotia-

Helmut Kohl:
Made the dedication.

tions with Mr. Kohl over the
contentious memorial, also
secured the chancellor's
support for the erection of
Germany's first national
memorial for the Jewish vic-
tims of the Holocaust.
Nevertheless, the Berlin
Jewish community voted
unanimously to boycott the
memorial's dedication.
The head of the Berlin
community, Jerzy Kanal,
told the Jewish Telegraphic
Agency, "One cannot re-
member the past without
differentiating between the
dead. The murder of the (Eu-
ropean) Jews was unique."
Moische Waks, the head of
the opposition in the Jewish
community, said he had also
supported a move to ask Mr.
Bubis to boycott the event.
"Some of the German vic-
tims also exterminated
Jews," Mr. Waks said.
"Some of the fallen soldiers
ran the death camps."

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