Green Party Campaign: "Christmas in Lower Saxony – Now Even More Patriotic!" (December 13, 2004)
The Greens reacted to the unflagging German debate on patriotism in their own humorous manner. In this photo, Stefan Wenzel, faction leader of Alliance 90/The Greens in Lower Saxony, presents a make-your-own Christmas ornament cut-out sheet in front of the Lower Saxon state parliament [Landtag] in Hanover. By cutting and folding the sheet, one could make a German flag Christmas ornament in the national colors, black, red, and gold. The message on the bottom of the sheet reads: “Christmas in Lower Saxony – Now Even More Patriotic!” The Greens also added these instructions: “Now, glue, scissors, and a bit of skill are all you’ll need to fashion your own personal patriotic statement out of our colorful pre-printed form.” Photo: Rainer Jensen.