Friday, May 13, 2005

A Suggestion for Justice

Berlin memorial to holocaust vandalized already
BERLIN - Within hours of the opening of Germany’s national Holocaust memorial to the public, a vandal scratched a swastika into one of the 2,711 gray slabs, a spokesman for the memorial said Friday.

I suggest that the Germans build a microcosmic version of the worst concentration camp bunkhouses, diet and labor regime, and sentence perpetrators of these hate crimes to a sufficiently long stint that they get the message. Well, you get my point anyway.

Perhaps an alternative memorial can be built which is specifically designed to showcase the residual anti-semetism that exists. Don't erase the swastikas and insults: leave them in place, and point them out through interpretative signage. The message: it still exists within society - contain it.