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A Concert to Commemorate the Victims of Eugenics

20 April 2005

Pogan and the NZ Improvised Music Charitable Trust present:

A Concert to Commemorate the Victims of Eugenics

Monday May 2nd 9pm at Happy cnr Tory and Vivian Street Wellington

“Music is the healing force of the Universe.” Albert Ayler

At Happy on Monday 2nd May 2005, Pogan, through the healing power of sound and improvisation, will confront the dark legacy of 20th century eugenics. UN der the spell of eugenics various countries, including New Zealand, sought ot create a master race by eliminating those people deemed by medical authorities to be genetically inferior or undesirable.

This special performance on May 2nd is timed to coincide with an annual event in Berlin at Tiegartenstrasse 4 commemorating the 250,000 victoms of eugenics mass murder in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. It was from Tiegartenstrasse 4 that the deaths of the disabled through gassing and starvation were organized by teasm of consultant psychiatrists. These same psychiatrists then used their expertise to set up similar killing facilities in the concentration camps. The killing of the disabled was a dress rehearsal for the Holocaust.

On May 2nd 1998 the Foucault Tribunal sitting in Berlin issued a verdict against psychiatry stating:

“We conclude that being unwilling to renounce the use of force, violence and coercion, psychiatry is guilty of crimes against humanity: the deliberate destruction of dignity, liberty and life.”

POGAN is: Jonny Marks, vocals, analogue synthesiser and tea chest bass Misha Marks, vocals, guitar Alphabethead, turntables Gerard Crewdson, vocals, trombone, tuba

With special support act, Poodlebite.

For more information please contact:

Gerard Crewdson gcrewdson@yahoo.com

Happy
corner Vivian and Tory Streets
PO Box 9069
Wellington
New Zealand


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