The city is preparing to mark the Allied bombing in 1945, which killed thousands. But commemorations have been marred by protests. Many are angry over two outdoor art installations that are meant to be symbols of reconciliation.
An installation made of three disused buses had sparked a heated debate in Dresden last February: The unusual peace memorial by a Syrian-born artist will be set up in front of the Brandenburg Gate for two weeks.
A peace memorial by Syrian-born artist Manaf Halbouni drawing attention to the parallels between Syria's war and the 1945 bombing of Dresden has been unveiled in Dresden - to loud protests.
Renowned for ambitious guerrilla actions, the artist collective Center for Political Beauty unveiled their latest project: a replica of Berlin's Holocaust Memorial set up next to right-wing AfD leader Björn Höcke's home.
Gunter Demnig has laid down over 60,000 brass-plated stumbling stones in 22 countries so that the victims of the Holocaust are never forgotten. The sculptor is turning 70 today.
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