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German museum exhibits racist stickers spanning 130 year

Germany Racist Stickers

A colonial racist collectible stamp reading: ‘In our colonies’ is displayed at an exhibition of antisemitic and racist stickers at the Deutsches Historisches Museum, German Historic Museum, in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. One of Germany’s main history museums is exhibiting racist and anti-Semitic stickers spanning more than a century, a show that comes as the country worries about racism amid the migrant crisis. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

BERLIN (AP) — One of Germany’s main history museums is exhibiting racist and anti-Semitic stickers spanning more than a century, a show that comes as the country worries about increasing racism amid the migrant crisis.

The show at the German Historical Museum in Berlin features about 600 stickers and replicas, racist and anti-racist. Among the earliest exhibits is a mock train ticket from 1893 offering Jews a trip “to Jerusalem, one way” and a Jewish group’s 1900 sticker proclaiming that “anti-Semitism is the socialism of fools.”

The show includes anti-Jewish stickers from before and during the Nazi era, and present day messages such as “refugees not welcome.”

Museum head Alexander Koch said Tuesday the stickers are “inglorious signs of the polarization of a society and inglorious signs of a society that uses anonymity.”

 

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