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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2017 10:13 p.m. PST

A new feature on the fabled "Germania" capital project of Albert Speer and other German architects that the Fuhrer promoted.


mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2017 7:03 a.m. PST

If you haven't, take a look at the Berlin scenes from Man in the High Castle.

Retiarius9 Inactive Member12 Nov 2017 7:20 a.m. PST

reminds me of the rutger Hauer 1980s movie where Germany makes peace and exists with the west but more of a cop movie

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2017 7:30 a.m. PST

Think you mean Fatherland 1994:

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2017 8:34 a.m. PST

Think of that! Like Haussmanizing Paris, only bigger! Or--oh, like confiscating whole neighborhoods of Victorian London to put in those nice straight streets. Doesn't the Guardian know anyone involved in the history of city planning? The Nazis are guilty of a lot of things, but if rebuilding your capital and using the spoils of war to finance it are war crimes, we should at least start with a certain pudgy Corsican and his nephew, then go on to a lot of eminent Victorians.

I also note building confiscations in 1939 were displacing Jews even prior to the events of 1938. Evidently the Guardian editors can't count, either.

Of course, if you'd like to see real--not hypothetical--brutalist school buildings put up by POWs and slave labor, you could do a tour of central and eastern Europe, with special focus on Moscow. Evidently such practices are OK if Communist functionaries occupy the offices afterward.

Yeah, I'll take my lousy mood and go away.

mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2017 10:09 a.m. PST

Nothing wrong with your mood, robert. Lot's and lots of double standards around today. More so than when I was a lad…at least it seems that way. I don't condone the Nazi's, btw, just agreeing with robert that the Communist regimes of the world seem to get more of a pass from certain media outlets.

Murvihill13 Nov 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

I agree it's shameful to take away people's homes for beautification projects, on the other hand sometimes it's necessary. Imagine trying to build a railroad without relocating anyone. It wouldn't go anyplace anyone wanted to go.

earlofwessex Inactive Member14 Nov 2017 11:08 a.m. PST

Remember, everything the Nazis did was bad and everyone that fought them was good. I've quit eating any food that was available in Germany in the 1930's and won't read any book that was available in German back then. I glory in the thin borscht, old potatoes and vodka that produced the malnourished hordes of ignorant Red Army soldiers.

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