Wrong choice for a fashion shoot

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Wrong choice for a fashion shoot
ALMERIA MONUMENT: Commemorates the 252 Almeria residents imprisoned in Nazi concentration camps Photo credit: Turismo de Almeria

THE Amical de Mauthausen association complained after Almeria City’s Monument to Tolerance appeared recently in a televised fashion shoot.

The monument, which was inaugurated in 1999, commemorates the 252 Almerienses imprisoned in the Mauthausen and Gusen (Austria) concentration camps during the Second World War.

The 142 who lost their lives in the camps are represented by the 142 columns that make up part of the monument.

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Using the monument as a background during the Canal Sur’s Andalucia Directo fashion feature trivialised the memory of the victims, the Amical de Mauthausen association protested afterwards.

Contacted by the local Spanish media, Andalucia Directo’s director Modesto Barragan apologised for using the location.  This was not the programme’s first choice, he explained, but was a last-minute substitute for the nearby Cable Ingles pier which is currently undergoing repairs.


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