A sticker simulating broken glass is pasted up in a Berlin department store yesterday. Some 120 retailers took part in the Diversity Destroyed event to remember the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
GRN Live corespondents Audrey Carville, Colin Murphy, Conor Neville and Deaglan de Breadun are available in Dublin.
In context it wasnt just that diplomat being mental it was a justification of our government supporting the nazis
Ireland was founded as both nationalist and socialist and considered the Nazi party an ally, supporting their nationalism in full knowlege of what was happening in concentration camps. We sent condolences to hitler and gave asylum to Nazi war criminals responsible for mass murder after WW2.
That history is one of the many reasons I prefer contemporary celtic studies stuff. There was a focus on proving the existance of an Aryan celtic race as a part of independance and placed in context with the history of that time its fairly sinister. If you read things from that time like Eoin Macneills Celtic Ireland he openly discusses Celtic identity in terms of Aryanism.
Then once you start looking… Myles Dillon, T W Rolleston, Alfred Nutt, Douglas Hyde all published in support of the idea of an aryan celtic race in Ireland… its this undercurrent in the society of the day and its in all the translations and folklore collections.