GERMAN magazine named the woman behind
Germany's Holocaust Memorial as the
most embarrassing Berliner of the year.
On the cover of the Dec. 31
edition of Tip,
Lea Rosh (right in
photo), who pushed for the creation
of the memorial, is seen with her feet
stuck in cement blocks.
of the memorial, a giant field of 2,700
cement steles, hit a snag earlier this
year when it turned out that a branch
of Degussa, the firm responsible for
protecting the memorial from graffiti,
had produced the Zyklon B gas used to
kill Jews in Auschwitz.
Rosh, who is
not Jewish, told the magazine
Der Spiegel that she had not
known about the firm's history. The
magazine's art editor, Mike
Schluettler, admitted that some
found the Tip cover