This is a powerful story, reported by Dennis Romero, about an eloquently simple display,that reminds us of the dangers in ignoring history…
Using the Halocaust to make your human-rights point these days is always perilous.
But one West Hollywood clothing store owner went for it anyway. Fed up with the anti-gay policies of Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Nir Zilberman dressed a mannequin in a concentration-camp top adorned with the upside-down pink triangle used by Nazis to identify gays.
The display went up to coincide with the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi:
It hasn’t gone unnoticed, with at least one critic telling the Jewish Journal that the display appears to be motivated by marketing and money more than by moral concern.
But Zilberman, the owner of LA Jock, a sportswear store targeting gay men, seems genuine about his convictions. He told us the display, including a newer…
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