We’re all about wearing our best to celebrate our country’s dead.
But what do we wear to honour a country that committed genocide?
And what should we wear if we’re a Nazi?
That’s what a mangeres memorial hall at the Albert Hall Memorial is calling for.
“We’re all Nazis.
We’re the ones who have committed genocide against humanity,” the hall’s director, Joanne Kelly, told the ABC’s AM program.”
I’m not going to tell you who to vote for.
You’re free to make your own choice,” she said.”
But we are calling for all of us to wear this symbol, this Nazi symbol, and to take it to our next level.”
This is a very important day for us and it’s also a very big deal for you.
“In a speech delivered in honour of the Holocaust, Mr Kelly said that the hall would be “a symbol of peace and reconciliation” and would be open to anyone who wanted to wear it.”
The Nazis killed six million Jews, including women and children, and they were the ones that committed these atrocities,” she told the program.
It is believed to be the first Nazi memorial in Australia.
It’s a small memorial but one that was designed to reflect the genocide committed by the Nazis.”
They murdered six million people in the name of religion, race, national identity and to prevent the world from discovering the truth about the holocaust,” Mr Kelly told AM.”
Our work is to honour the victims of the holocide by creating a space that will not only honour the Holocaust survivors but also allow those who were complicit to share their pain.”‘
We can’t just forget’The first Nazi monument at the city’s Albert Hall was built in the 1920s and is now considered one of the citys most important architectural works.
The memorial is an icon of the German-speaking community and is part of a larger plan to turn the building into a cultural centre and museum.”
It’s about taking this memorial and creating something new,” Ms Kelly said.
The hall’s manager, Kate Peltier, told ABC Radio Adelaide the building was “built for people to come and come and visit”.”
We know that people come in from all over the world to see this memorial because it’s a very symbolic space,” she added.”
What we’re doing is creating a museum that will be a memorial of the people who were involved in the holocas, the extermination camps.
“The hall will feature a replica of a tank at the site and it is hoped that by putting a replica in the hall people can visit the site for the first time.”
So people who have never been to the site will be able to see the tank,” Ms Pelt, said.
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