Titled “Hashtag 161” we wanted to draw your attention to… Nazi glorification. The number in the title refers to a specific military regiment in the Wehrmacht that fought the “Battle of France”
Photo: Rasha Al-Jundi
In this image, the abandoned items are two bedside tables. Incidentally, there was a shredded empty Amazon box which Michael also employed in the illustration.
Titled “Hashtag 161” we wanted to draw your attention to the core source of the alarming racism in Germany: Nazi glorification. The number in the title refers to a specific military regiment in the Wehrmacht that fought the “Battle of France” and later in what was known as the Eastern Front. Its last commanding officer, General Paul Drekmann received the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.
While working on this series, our hearts were heavy with extreme anger and anguish at the ongoing genocide and ethnic cleansing carried out by the Zionist entity against our Palestinian people in the homeland. Our anger extends to the fascist brutality practiced by the German state that blindly collaborates in this ongoing crime and the hateful inciting slurs that are widespread in its mainstream media. The latter did not come from vacuum. They came from everything you see in this image.
We believe that this deeply entrenched racism within German society does not apply to the rising right wing, but also to the left and across the whole political spectrum. No one is innocent.
And after spewing racist slurs against our people, they still seek to consume part of our food culture. Oh the audacity!
Image taken in Wedding, Berlin (2023).