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Tue Nov 11, 2014, 10:04 AM

German-jewish artist tackles race-issue with Riefenstahl-aesthetics

(article in german)

Marc Erwin Babej set out to tackle the issue of race and Germany. Who is german? In his photo-series he combined Germans that never would have counted as Germans during the Third Reich with Leni-Riefenstahl-aesthetics.

In german thinking, being a german citizen and being a German is still not the same. This is especially noticeable among descendants of immigrants, when they talk about "the Germans".

The galleries:

Patrick Lasch (originally christened Attila by the SS), born in the "Lebensborn" breeding-program of the Third Reich. Was used for a photo-op with Hitler as a "genuinely german boy". Patrick Lasch is 39% western-european, 31% eastern-european, 21% northern-european, 3% iberian, 3% italian/greek and 1% european-jewish.

TV-host and actress Collien Ulmen-Fernandes. 55% south-asian, 18% northern-european, 11% western-european, 4% irish, 4% iberian, 2% eastern-asian

Rainer H÷▀, grandson of Rudolf H÷▀, the commander of Auschwitz. 35% western-european, 33% eastern-european, 21% northern-european, 7% italian/greek, 4% iberian.

Actress Pina Akin. 67% caucasian, 18% italian/greek, 4% european-jewish, 3% middle-eastern.

Politician Cem Ízdemir. 84% caucasian, 13% italian/greek, 1% middle-eastern.

Werner Kleeman and Janina Scheuer, at June 6th 2014 in front of his house in Queens, New York. 70 years ago the Dachau-survivor landed as a US-soldier at Utah Beach in the Normandy. In his hand he holds his old passport, marked with a "J"-stamp. Per DNA-test he is 100% european-jewish. Janina Scheuer is 83% western-european, 6% iberian, 2% european-jewish, 2% northern-european, 2% italian/greek.

Model Julia Kunz. 45% western-european, 28% northern-european, 10% eastern-european, 10% italian/greek, 2% irish, 2% iberian.

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