A new exhibition in Berlin explores the grim realities of life for Jews in Nazi camps and ghettoes.
A historic new exhibit, Art from the Holocaust, opened in the rear wing of the German Historical Museum in Berlin last week. For the first time ever, art from the collection of Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Museum is being shown outside in Germany. The exhibit features 100 works, mostly drawings and paintings, by Jewish inmates of labour camps, ghettoes and concentration camps. Many of the works portray the dark realities of day-to-day life in Nazi imprisonment. The fact that the works survived to the present day is, in most cases, a miracle: many were hidden or smuggled out at great risk by friends of the artists.
The show, which is timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel, comes at a moment of…
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Donald Trump might remember the ‘I Like Ike’ ad; he was six when the ad came out.
Hillary Clinton was four.
The ad was produced by Roy Disney and Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon.
Its target audience is the post war working class:
The ad below was made after the first presidential debate of 2016.
It is funded by a Right Wing PAC with a curious name: Future 45.
Future 45 describes itself as follows: “Future 45 is an independent organization devoted to educating voters about the challenges facing our country as they prepare to elect the 45th President of the United States.
“Our next president will shape the Supreme Court in a way that will influence the direction of our nation for decades to come. The strength of our economy and the security of our nation depend upon electing a strong, proven leader.
While Donald Trump is a proven businessman with a plan to reignite our economy and recover American strength through peace, Hillary Clinton is a politician following the Obama model that has landed us in a fragile economy with slow growth feeling less safe than ever. Americans understand this and are speaking up”
The Obama model that has landed us in a fragile economy with slow growth feeling less safe than ever?