See New York Times coverage here
and Algemeiner coverage here
I read in the New York Times that Frankfurt was trying to stop Roger Waters from performing in its city.Now - which one?au-Main or au-Oder?That German Basic Law!Adelaide
Appreciate the clarification.I know that both Main and Oder are rivers.And as for how to conjugate/decline Main from English to German and the other way around.Would follow the river/flowing water rule.Time to dip myself in again!So AM rather than AU or even AN; and then the whole die/der/das.[and AU is probably language interference. Happens to the best of us...]Adelaide Dupont
And then I saw a tweet replying to the words of the Israeli Foreign Ministry.It was Martin Mart - and he said:"In Poland [Waters] would be persona non grata - and rightly so"https://twitter.com/MartinM47947524[or perhaps more generally the point of Holocaust deniers].***I think too of Abraham Cooper's words on the Simon Wiesenthal website.what an awful thing to happen in Shavuot.Mostly the first sentence - about the Mercedes-Benz concert hall? stadium?The part about Holocaust distortion and Waters being prosecuted for it.Also I noticed that Waters had been in the Wiesenthal list of antisemitic events in 2013 and 2018.Maybe like clockwork it will happen again in 2023.One likes to think one has learnt - or is still learning - something in five years.Not devolving and getting worse!Adelaide Dupont
An article from Nell Geraets[Australian culture writer who has been in Switzerland as a teenager - and indeed much of Europe]https://www.theage.com.au/culture/music/why-is-a-40-year-pink-floyd-performance-suddenly-controversial-20230529-p5dc07.htmlAdelaide Dupont
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