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Arbeit Macht Frei

By on 5.10.09 | 4:59PM

                       Entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp

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Whoever arranged the security for the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany during yesterday's "Shortcut to Europe" walking tour of European Union embassies in the nation's capital, didn't seem to be a history buff.

If only for public relations reasons, the guards on security detail at the black iron gates of the embassy compound should have refrained from separating the men from the women. As the guard demanded everyone line up according to sex, a chill ran down my spine.

Not funny, Germany. Your embassy needs a PR advisor -- badly!

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