Photo Credit: Zentrum für Politische Schönheit on Facebook
The Center for Political Beauty Holocaust display.

Zentrum für Politische Schönheit (the Center for Political Beauty), a.k.a. ZPS, a German activist group—notorious for its installation that includes a transparent cylinder containing death camp victims’ bones and ashes, which they posted outside the Reichtstag building in Berlin—say they were stopped by Berlin police on Sunday when they tried to remove the offensive thing.

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Deutsche Welle reported that ZPS said a grop of 20 of its members, both Jewish and non-Jewish, attempted to cut down the pillar holding the urn filled with ashes and bones that they had spent two years digging up near death camps in Poland. But then the cops showed up and stopped them.

A Police spokesman confirmed that Zentrum für Politische Schönheit had submitted a complaint of criminal damage was filed with the police following the incident.

According to Deutsche Welle, the group planned to cut off the pillar and take it to a secret place, where it would be stored safely so that “historians in 2,000 years could discover the purpose of this pillar.”

God save us from bored Germans with too much time on their hands.


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