Photos from Monday’s protests in London #1daywithoutus #stoptrump

These photos compliment my article in taz of Wedesday 22-02-2017

Diese Fotos untermalen meinen Bericht in der taz vom 22 Feb  -2017

Link to full report (German)  / Link zum Bericht!5382662/



Stop Trump Demonstration (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
recent immigrants / refugees choir at Wiener Library London. Flüchtlinge und Immigranten aus den letzten Jahren bilden einen Chor in der Wiener Library in London c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
SOAS Students preparing to go to Stop Trump Demonstration – SOAS Studenten vor den Marsch zur Stop Trump Demo (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
SOAS Students preparing to go to Stop Trump Demonstration – SOAS Studenten vor den Marsch zur Stop Trump Demo (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
Stop Trump Demonstration (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
Stop Trump Demonstration (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
Ex Nürnbergerin und Hebamme Elke Heckel, 53, seit 30 Jahren in England beim Lobbying für ihre EU Rechte. / Midwife Elke Heckel, 53, since 30 years in England (from Germany) lobbying parliament for her rights c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
SOAS hat Bücher über und von I mmigranten. SOAS has books about or from Immigrants on display (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
SOAS students are getting ready to go to #stoptrumpdemo – Studenten in Vorbereitung zur Demo Stop Trump (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
Stop Trump Demonstration (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
Parliament Lobying by / von EU Nationals / Bürgern (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
SOAS students are getting readz to go to #stoptrumpdemo – Studenten in Vorbereitung zur Demo Stop Trump (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
World Harmony Orchestra @Wiener Library can you live one day without us (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
Parliament Lobbying by / von EU Nationals / Bürgern (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
Parliament Lobbying by / von EU Nationals / Bürgern (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
Psychology Students / Studenten Lucille Chetty, 20 / Nicole Jennings, 20 @ Stop Trump Demonstration (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
Recent EU Migrant Workers on paid leave from their British owned cleaning company  to show in front of parliament that nothing gets cleaned when they are not there  (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
Stop Trump Demonstration (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
Stop Trump Demonstration (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
Stop Trump Demonstration (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn

London Underground / Brexit Dover

Dover Westhafen mit Sicht auf weisse Klippen, Rennovierung gesponsert mit Europahilfe
Revival of Dover Port with EU Money Photo: (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn (2016)

In the last few weeks I was busy researching  for German a magazine that comes out in August. But I also had two texts published in taz, which were however not put online.

  1. On the vulnerability of the London Underground to terror (contribution in a text of many authors) Read here in German
  2. On Europe, and Immigration fear in Dover (original report)  Read here in German Dover1



In den letzten Wochen arbeitete ich vor allen an Beiträgen für die Sommer Ausgabe eines deutschen Magazin. Zwei Texte kamen aber auch in der taz heraus. Sie wurden jedoch nicht online veröffentlicht.

  1. Über die Terrorgefahr in der Londoner U-Bahn (Hier Lesen)
  2. Über Europa, Immigranten und die Stadt Dover (Hier lesen Dover1)



Daniel Zylbersztajn – 2015 Selektion

Some of my 2015 Photographs

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Text Selection 2015

Radio Feature DW Jewish Child Refugee  Martin Lubowski links und Frank Auerach mitte mit Kollegin (r)
 die-novemberpogrome-von-1938-gallerypicture-15_620x349 Reichskristallnacht und das Volk. (English Comment)
Interview: Die Überlebende: Marina Litvinenko, the survivor

Marina Litwinenko (Litvinenko) (c) All Rights Reserved Daniel Zylbersztajn 2015
Cynthia McDonald im Hintergrund, im Vodergrund Landy Richmond, mit Toechtern waehrend seiner Theraphie Back To Eden, London Rastafari Hair Couture from the Roots
World Capital for the Rich

1Hyde Park (15)
(c) All Rights Reserved Daniel Zylbersztajn 2015
Leitkommentar / Leading Comment Juedische Allgemeine  israel-flag
Sind heute beide tot. Der in Berlin geborene Hans Freund, und Enkel Jeremiah Duggan (damals 8 Jahre) am Sedertisch (Bild fuer J.A. mit freundl. Genehmigung der Familie)  Der Fall Jeremiah Duggan

Nie Wieder Keine Farbigen

01 Staying Power Anzeige am Black Cultiral Archives in Brixton (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
01 Staying Power Anzeige am Black Cultiral Archives in Brixton (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn

Modell des Denkmals an die den transatlantischen Sklavenhandel. Mit freundlicher Erlaubnis (c)
Model of the slavery memorial that was planned for Hyde Park | Modellbüste des Sklavenhandeldenkmals
A Question of Remembering
Remembering Terror 1972


Picture Wikipedia:

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(c) Daniel Zylbersztajn
Schuhe selbst machen
 Ai Weiwei in London

Anish Kapoor & Ai Weiwei Selfie auf dem Marsch für Flüchtlinge (8 mile walk for refugees) ! (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn

Claridge’s Brook Penthousesuit, Bett Foto (c) Daniel Zylbersztajn 2015
London: Von Privatbuttler bus zur  Mausefalle  (from private buttler to a mat in a tent.
Frank Auerbach, the old master





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Previous Years Reviews

Selektion 2014

Selektion 2013

Schild zu Frank Auerbachs Studio(c) Daniel Zylbersztajn




Selektion  2012





Quite the country’s Christian tradition, Dave!

When the prime minister of Great Britain states,what religion the country has, you must wonder.  We heard such definitions before from his predecessor and yet he went to a war that reaped long-lasting injustice and chaos.

When Cameron now states that Britain was Christian from the beginning, you must wonder when one starts counting ?  Celts and early Romans were certainly not Christian.

It makes one remember the intensity with which some early colonialists imagined themselves as new keepers of Jerusalem, and talking of which those who sent in part brutal knights for similar causes hundred of years earlier. Or perhaps those who called for the Jews of York to be killed? They surely were all Christian? Or the wars fought and people killed, tormented and tortured during in the struggles of which Christian faith was in deed the correct one? The king and nation serving faith or the Rome serving faith? Once they assured themselves to have the correct version they went to force it upon the parts of the world they occupied and exploited. Stealing with one arm and preaching with the other. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and the gracious King or Queen, long live he or she! Or the token Christianity that thrived on holding the poor of this country in deep misery for centuries?

Secondly him advising to talk about refugees is a bit of shoe polish on a partially rotten shoe. He is not the one who has a proud record on welcoming refugees when compared with all other European neighbouring countries, and then there is his governments appalling record on Calais, his inability and unwillingness to trash the right wing press and parties into the bin of bigots.

In deed, if this was a Christian country, what would Jesus do? And then there is his record on how he treats the poor and sick, his lack of sufficient policy to guard the environment and his selectivity into which causes he steers his lot to save. One wished Britain was a Christian country actually, the kind of deep philosophical, humble way of submitting oneself to do only good, help the poor, sick and needy and share the riches of society for the betterment of all. Token Christianity for the sake of cheap nation building is the tool of politicians who use religion to better their own ends. It has been abused to justify anything from slavery to war to hang people at the gallows of Tyburn and elsewhere. I don’t think the current prime minister fails that tradition.

Perhaps Mr Cameron would care to invite some Syrian refugees, some disabled and poor, some London homeless and impoverished students to his table this Christmas, and perhaps he could make permanent assurances to them and take the lead on what being Christian ought to mean?

Radio Feature:World in Progress: Jewish Child Refugee

Martin Lubowski heute (83 Jahre alt) mit alten Fotos (1)
Martin Lubowski looking at pictures from Bunce Court School. Foto Daniel Zylberstajn (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

A new radio feature on DW Radio English on Jewish child refugees to England.

Child refugees Radio DW

Martin Lubowski links und Frank Auerach mitte mit Kollegin (r)
Martin Lubowski (l) at Bunce Court in the 1940s. Next to him in the middle the young Frank Auerbach who also attended the school. All Rights Reserved, 2015


Reichskristallnacht und das Volk

die-novemberpogrome-von-1938-gallerypicture-15_620x349Germany became divided and occupied because of its self-boosting racially defined nationalist enthusiasm that wanted to rule over all others. Sadly it did not loose the war because of its singling out of people of the Jewish faith, using them as slaves and mass murdering them (this hatred had its first public culmination on the 9th of November 1938. The hatred had echoes in some of the countries it occupied or part-occupied too).

No, Hitler’s Germany was only defeated because of its expansion policy that ultimately was intolerable to the Allied Forces. In 1989 on the same day the wall that divided the East and the West of Germany fell, people shouted euphoric and demandingly “Wir sind das Volk (we are the people)!” Volk; herein lay and lies a self-defining error that is as large as the inscription “Dem Deutschen Volke” on the building of the German parliament in Berlin, the Reichstag. It was reinstated and renovated too after the wall fell. “Volk”, German for a people, was for a long time ethnically and racially defined.

It were the “German people” going to war with the world in 1939, it were the Jews who were slaughtered, because they were then not part of the “German Volk”, in fact they were said to threaten the racial purity thereof. “Völkisch” remains to be a word associated with Nazi ideology. There is no mistake as to why “Volkswagen” (the people’s car, originally intended only of the one and above all people, Germans) was called so, beside the name for a Radio set during the Nazi era – Volksapparat”.
Watch Leni Riefenstahl and you get an even better idea on what was meant by Volk.

These days when we hear PEGIDA members, that nasty far right movement that claims Germany is defined by European Christianity alone, especially those from East Germany, where the movement began, shouting “Wir sind das Volk!”, I remember my father’s lack of enthusiasm for the Wiedervereinigung, the reunification. Taking a simple definition of the separation, as a “punishment for what they had done,” my father a holocaust survivor, felt that Germans, in his mind, had not yet deserved this, as long as the original murderers were still alive. I think he pictured elderly SS servants opening the Sekt bottles (German sparkling wine). Of course this is increasingly not the case (the former murderes being alive). But the unification has brought about a frightful mass movement of young racist far-right German activists amongst whom some continue to murder (like those who were part of the NSA – the violent extremist far-right National Socialist Underground) human beings they regard non German foreigners. The German Democratic Republic always understood itself as not a part of Hitler’s Third Reich, on the grounds, that its leaders defined themselves as Communists. But this was a white-wash of course, most of the German people and regions occupied by Russia were ordinary Germans, the same that shouted for Hitler years before. There is evidence that even amongst some of the high office holding administrators and military men of the Communist East there were literal miraculous transformation from NS functionary to Communist ideologist. As long as you can wave fanatically one or the other flag, I suppose, absolutist ideologies are all the same.

Whilst in the West maBRDny Germans attempted serious soul searching, in the East there was no such attempt because there was no problem. And so my conclusion regrading the day of remembering the devastation German “Volkists” have caused back on the 9th of November 1938 can not be united with the happiness for the unification, until the torching down of refugee and asylum seeker homes in Germany ends, German Neonazis are totally silenced, and all those shouting for PEGIDA are forced to take in the bitter lessons and truths of the history of the country and its German nationalist racism.

The enthusiasm of taking in Syrian refugees was in part a very positive development in this regard, but it was not able to silence the far-right still. Volk, and I hear the German Chancellor Angela Merkel understands that, must never again be defined racially, religiously or ethnically in Germany. In spite of millions of Germans opposing PEGIDA and the far right, German conservative self-definitions are still widely spread. I am bothered by that because they are the weed bed on which Nazism can re-grow, and some in Germany take it further into the far-right realm in deed, a few violently so. And with these words I shall finish, though I like to be clear that I only mention the German dimension of it all. One must not exclude to consider worrying developments in other European countries in this regard too. We must remember that all of Austria was part of Germany then, half of France was Vichy-let, that a good part of Dutch and Danes, Ukrainians, Croatians, Lithuanians, went along with the National Socialist Germans and that Italy had adopted the race laws of Germany. Humble yourself Germany and Europe in the awe of history’s warnings.


All Rights Reserved. (C) Daniel Zylbersztajn 2015

Ai Weiwei Royal Academy London


Austellung / Exhibition taz:!5231070/

Walk for refugees taz  taz_2015_09_19Anish und Ai

Pictures / Photos

Taz: London Islamisches Zentrum abgebrannt!!117599/

Dem deutschen Bericht ist bis auf weitere Fotos nichts beizufügen.   Er wurde inhaltlich fast unverändert übernommen



My visit to the burnt out Barvanese Islamic Centre that is suspected to have become victim of an arson attack, supposedly carried out by far right movement EDL in response to the Woolwich murder.   I also speak with Fijaz Mughal of Tell Mama.

Use googletranslate if you don’t speak German to get a version of teh article in your language.!117599/

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Refugee Athletes and Sports-people to Great Britain

(feature originally aired in 1998 on Cool, Deutsche Welle)

Produced, presented and recorded by Daniel Zylbersztajn
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In this feature I take a look at people who are refugees in Great Britain and who continue their sports career here.