Pink recalls bringing family to Berlin Holocaust memorial

Jewish singer says her young daughter realizes 'this could have been us'

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July 25, 2018 13:39
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60th Annual Grammy Awards – Show – New York, U.S., 28/01/2018 – Pink performs "Wild Hearts Can't Be

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Singer Pink opened up to friend and actress Reese Witherspoon in a recent episode of her new talk show, and discussed an emotional moment on tour with her family.

“We went to Berlin and the Holocaust memorial,” Pink told Witherspoon in a recent episode of Hello Sunshine, the actress’s new web series.”

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The singer told Witherspoon that the reaction of her then-six-year-old daughter, Willow, to the visit was deeply moving.



“She was like, ‘Wait, so [grandma’s] Jewish... my mom’s Jewish, well then I’m Jewish,’” Pink recalled her daughter saying. “‘Well then, this could have been us,’ and at six, it’s just like, to watch those wheels turn... ” the singer, born Alecia Beth Moore, recounted.
The world-famous singer then added that when she later asked Willow what her favorite city was, she told her it was Berlin.

“I said ‘Why?’ and she said, ‘Because there was a wall, and people were separated, and there was a war, and people were killed. And now everybody’s together, and there’s no more wall, and there’s no more war. And that means that everything that’s bad can be good again.’”
The singer said she was stunned by her daughter’s insights. “I’m like, you’re amazing, and you’re totally right. Everything that’s bad can be good again.”
Shortly after her show in Berlin last year, Pink posted an image of the tunnels underneath the Waldbühne, the amphitheater she performed it, which was built by the Third Reich for the 1936 Summer Olympics.

“It’s incredible to watch neo-Nazis march in 2017, while I, a Jewish woman, headline a show in Berlin where these tunnels were built by him [Hitler],” Pink wrote on Instagram. “My heart aches for the amount of hatred in this world. But in this place, where so many awful things happened once upon a time, here we are together in Berlin. People of all walks of life celebrating together.... This city of Berlin is full of beautiful, loving people who accept me for who I am. The world is still full of beautiful people. Hate will not win if we don’t let it.”

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It's incredible to watch neo-nazis march in 2017, while I, a Jewish woman, headline a show in Berlin where these tunnels were built by him, built curvy so he couldn't be shot in the back. I walked through this tunnel to get to stage while people just like him marched in Charlottesville. My heart aches for the amount of hatred in this world. But in this place, where so many awful things happened once upon a time, here we are together in Berlin. People of all walks of life celebrating together. He didn't win. Hate didn't win here and this show, all of us on stage and in the audience together, we are a living testament to that. This city of Berlin is full of beautiful, loving people who accept me for who I am. The world is still full of beautiful people. Hate will not win if we don't let it. It's up to each of us to choose love and acceptance. This is an old war that's already been lost. They will not win. RIP Heather Heyer

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"It's incredible to watch neo-nazis march in 2017, while I, a Jewish woman, headline a show in Berlin where these tunnels were built by him," Pink wrote on Instagram. "My heart aches for the amount of hatred in this world. But in this place, where so many awful things happened once upon a time, here we are together in Berlin. People of all walks of life celebrating together... This city of Berlin is full of beautiful, loving people who accept me for who I am. The world is still full of beautiful people. Hate will not win if we don't let it."

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