…an event largely forgotten from American history… A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN uses striking archival fragments recorded that night to transport modern audiences into this gathering and shine a light on the disturbing fallibility of seemingly decent people.
The director explains more in this Q&A with Field Of Vision.
From top: irregular shaped swastika and anti-Semitic graffiti in Killiney, County Dublin
Long time reading, first time interacting.
I was out for a walk on Friday night, c. 10pm, when I encountered virulent and violent anti-Semitic graffiti, in chalk and on a pathway, in Killiney Hill [Killiney, County Dublin]
After taking a few photos, I returned home and came back with a few bottles of water to clear the mess. It was dark, so I couldn’t clearly ascertain what remained, but I think it was more or less removed.
I got the sense that the graffiti had been recently applied, but that path would have gotten a lot of footfall on a fine Saturday morning, so hopefully most were spared the unpleasant surprise I had.
Anyways, I wasn’t quite sure what the best way to handle this situation was after the fact. On the one hand, in removing the graffiti I was hoping to mitigate the desired effect intended by the small-minded culprits, whatever that may have been. Attempting to publicize the photos, then, at first seemed counterintuitive at best, and counterproductive at worst.
But on the other hand, and after reading that the Anti-Defamation League recently reported an 86% increase in anti-semitic incidents this year, I wondered if highlighting – and, hopefully, calling out – the emboldened, if not normalized, racist and bigoted elements in our society was an important act of civic duty.
I don’t know the answer to these questions, but I have come to appreciate the editorial responsibility ye have cultivated here on BS.
PS Pretty sure the numnuts responsible got the orientation of the swastika wrong! Unless we have anti-semite Hindus or Jains on our hands. Numnuts seems more likely.
Three items among 800 for sale at ‘The Eclectic Collector’ auction at Whyte’s Auctioneers [Molesworth Street, Dublin] at 11am on Saturday.
With over 800 lots, the sale “will cater for collectors into campaign boxes and tribal art, tourist posters, movie posters, militaria, photographs, badges, medals, autographs, sporting memorabilia, coins and banknotes”.
And Nazi stuff.
From top: Waffen SS badge from World War II; a Nazi Commemorative Medal from the 1936 Berlin Olympics and a “very rare” Nazi War Order of The German Cross in gold from World War II.