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Dear readers of our newsblog and of Kobel's Art Week,The world community tolerated Adolf Hitler's actions until 1945 and took only limited interest in the atrocities that took place in the German-occupied territories. The awakening came after the end of military operations and the liberation of the concentration camps. With regard to Putin's Russia, it is not even 6 weeks after the beginning of combats ... read more
Dear friends of Kobel's Art Week,the Russian junta's war against Ukraine is in its fifth week and the superpower announces that all they really wanted to do was liberate Donbass and Luhansk. At the same time, they proclaim that Russian culture would be destroyed by the class enemy, that Gogol and Tolstoy would no longer be read, that Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky would no longer be ... read more
"My peace is gone" says Gretchen in Faust and later, slightly modified, "Putin, I am in fear of you", thus describing the emotional state of 99.9% of the free world, which had not thought that what happened on 24 February 2022 was possible. No one wanted to listen to the 0.1% admonishers and warners, because what cannot be cannot be. But now it is, and ... read more
Dear readers of Kobel's Art Week,The aggressive war operation against Ukraine, triggered by Russia and its power apparatus against all international law, continues to play with fire. Missile attacks on areas just outside the Polish border could, if the targeting is bad, become a NATO alliance case, and then there it is - the Third World War that no one could actually imagine any more. ... read more
Dear readers of Kobel's Art Week and our newsblog,Some people have Russian friends and wonder why the attack on Ukraine could happen. This does not sit well with those we call our friends. However, there is now a great deal of uncertainty, which also has a broad impact on cultural life. Sopranos and conductors are being disinvited and can no longer perform their art - ... read more
Dear friends of Kobel's Art Week and of our newsblog,Last week I was unable to imagine what happened on Thursday. A war of aggression in the middle of Europe against a country that was just on its way to freedom and efforts of democratic communities. Actually a cowardly invasion of a Ukraine not oriented to attack or defense - why that? Because fascism must be ... read more