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What's in a name? Berlin wrestles with past in metro station row

Transit authority to rename slavery-linked Mohrenstrasse after an antisemitic Russian composer Authorities in Berlin are discovering how hard it can be to close one problematic chapter of the city’s tumultuous history without opening another. In the wake of a worldwide reckoning with the deep-seated legacies of historical racism, Berlin’s public transit authority BVG announced on Friday that it would rename the Mohrenstrasse (“Moor Street”) stop on the U2 metro line. Continue reading...
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