A Row Over a Nazi Tree
I have just been reading on the Royal British Legion website about a town in Poland who is divided over what to do with a tree planted by Adolf Hitler as a birthday celebration.
According to the Legion, the oak, which stands in the Polish town of Jaslo, is one of several hundred that were given away by the Nazi leader on 20 April each year to commemorate his birthday. The town’s mayor thinks it is bad for the town’s image and is in the way of traffic, and wants it chopped down. But evidently half of the town’s 38,000 population thinks the tree should stay…hmmm.
Here’s an idea. Firstly chop the damn tree down! (why has it taken 60 years to even think about it!) BUT, from the remains of the tree create a nice, tasteful sculptured memorial in rememberance of the millions of Jews, Slavs and other races slaughtered at the hands of the Nazis. A memorial such as this, sculpted out of this symbol of Nazism, would be fitting tribute to the memories of those that perished.
Talking of the Royal British Legion, I want to thank every one who has sponsored me so far in my quest to raise 10 grand for them by riding the WW1 Western Front Trench System. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!