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Gallery pulls Swede's Holocaust ash paintings

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post 11.Dec.2012, 08:16 AM
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An art exhibit featuring works by a Swedish artist claiming he used paint mixed from the ashes of Holocaust victims has been closed following a storm of criticism.

The Swedish police also said Tuesday it would not look into whether the work broke the Swedish law that protects 'the peace of the dead' as the possible crime was committed outside Sweden's borders.

"I've seen the reactions, both from the Jewish community in Malmö and from the Simon Wiesenthal Centre," gallery owner Martin Bryder told the local Sydsvenskan newspaper.

Carl Michael von Hausswolff claims he used ashes taken in 1989 from a crematorium at the Majdanek concentration camp and mixed them with water to nine paintings featured in the exhibit entitled "Memory Works".

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Suiseiseki Rozen
post 11.Dec.2012, 09:49 PM
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"Hitler, as an aspirant painter, would have surely applauded."
this made me laugh pretty hard
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