Is far-right ideology twisting the concept of ‘heritage’ in German architecture?

This post is by Orhan Ayyüce from Archinect

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            <img src="" border="0" /><em>Krier himself may not be fascist. Nor are most of the people involved in reconstructing the Garrison church or the new Old Town. But the defence of the political neutrality of architecture is wearing thin.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In 1991 Max Klaar, a retired German lieutenant-colonel, presented the municipality of Potsdam with a replica of a famous carillon, which from 1797 to 1945 had played themes by Bach and Mozart (Papageno&rsquo;s Ein M&auml;dchen oder Weibchen from&nbsp;<em>The Magic Flute</em>) from the tower of the city&rsquo;s Garrison church. Both the tower and bells had been wrecked in an air raid &ndash; the ruins finally being removed by the East German government in 1968. The carillon, paid for by private donors, was a step in the hoped-for reconstruction of the church.<br>

How very charming, you might think, except that Klaar had an agenda: he was a Nazi apologist. If you look on the internet please don’t), you will find him, for example, endorsing the thoroughly debunked lie that General Eisenhower had a million German prisoners of war killed in death camps.”

“Sarah Manavis has written in the New Statesman about a related tendency, and one not confined to Germany – social media accounts that promote messages of white supremacy …

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