BROIGES* OF THE WEEK

MICHAEL SZENTEI-HEISE V DEUTSCHE BAHN

The Jewish Chronicle - - FEATURES -

A HOLO­CAUST­memo­rial project called the Train of Com­mem­o­ra­tion has cre­ated an ex­tra­or­di­nary row be­tween the head of the Dus­sel­dorf Jewish com­mu­nity, Michael Szentei-Heise, and the state rail­way, Deutsche Bahn. Deutsche Bahn is in charge of the train which is the mo­bile venue for an ex­hi­bi­tion on how Jews were trans­ported to the camps. Szentei-Heise was up­set over the high costs of the project and the fail­ure of the train to stop at Ber­lin’s main sta­tion. He said to DB boss Hart­mut Me­hdorn: “If you had been in the same po­si­tion in the Third Re­ich to­day, you would have di­rected the very same thing, per­haps with greater con­vic­tion, as your pre­de­ces­sor at the time.” Ach­tung! DB re­sponded by fil­ing a crim­i­nal com­plaint, which was dis­missed by the pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor. *BROIGES [noun]: A sim­mer­ing Jewish dis­pute, some­where be­tween a row and a grudge

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