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Diane Hart, Mullumbimby

In the same week when German company Siemens has approved its deal with Adani, I have just finished reading the heartbreaking memoir by my friends Freda Widawski and Adele Abraham which recounts the harrowing treatment of their Polish Jewish parents, Mina and Jacob, during WW2.

They survived nine camps – where millions of others tragically lost their lives. Many of the camps they were in, and others, were run by German engineering giants and used the concentration camp prisoners as forced labour. One such company was Siemens and in the 1990s they paid millions of dollars to camp survivors while using the excuse – ‘we had no choice’. Those excuses are still on their official website.

Will they be using the same excuse while counting their profits from the Adani coal mine while our planet continues to choke and burn?

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