November 30, 2000
9:36 AM   Subscribe

I bet this slice of German history has put the local Greens in quite a dilemma.
posted by CRS (7 comments total)
Planted in 1937? Hardly old-growth, then.
posted by harmful at 9:53 AM on November 30, 2000

All they have to do is remove about 3 trees, to get the crook off one of the arms. Then it isn't a symbol, and the enviros stay happy.
posted by Ptrin at 12:18 PM on November 30, 2000

I think they should leave it. It's pretty interesting from a(n) historical perspective.
posted by kidsplateusa at 12:22 PM on November 30, 2000

Couldn't they water the trees with green food coloring or something? Or does changing the pH balance of the soil only work on flowers? I'm no good at this, though another of my namesake certainly ought to know.

Hint: Search for "Ethan Johnson" on the linked page.
posted by ethmar at 12:30 PM on November 30, 2000

And Yahoo! can't link to it, either.
posted by tranquileye at 1:48 PM on November 30, 2000

Germany doesnt WANT to remember. The faster it can put the espisode behind it the better -- how many monuments does America have to the genocide of American Indians on the Washington Mall.
posted by stbalbach at 9:02 PM on December 1, 2000

The death camps still exist, and they're reminder enough for me. Leaving reminders is one thing, but this is disgusting. Tear it down.
posted by Ptrin at 6:25 AM on December 2, 2000

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