Category Archives: Angela Merkel

Sculpture 9841: Johann Trollmann and the Sinti Holocaust

While German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened a permanent memorial to the half-million Roma and Sinti victims of the Nazi Holocaust today in Berlin’s Tiergarten Park, a temporary monument commemorating one single victim of the tragedy, Johann ‘Rukeli’ Trollmann (d. 1944), … Continue reading

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From Istanbul to Munich

Earlier this month as I rode the train from Stuttgart to Frankfurt, Germany, I recalled a conversation that I had on an overnight train along the same route some twenty years ago. Two of us were stretched out in an … Continue reading

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