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Irish artist Eve Parnell takes inspiration from Hitler plot leader

Humboldt university, where Eve Parnell's works will be shown, was named after influential Prussian educational reformer and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt

AN EXHIBITION by Irish artist Eve Parnell that takes inspiration from Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, one of the leading members of the July 1944 assassination plot on Adolf Hitler, opens at Humboldt University in Berlin next week.

Parnell, who studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, has had her work exhibited at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, at the Irish embassy in Berlin, in Finland, at at The Pontifical Irish College in Rome.

The title of the new show, 'Vernehmt und lasst mich traum so wahrheit singen' – Let me sing dreams as words of truth' is taken from a poem written in 1923 by von Stauffenberg, who was executed after the failed attempt, known as Operation Valkyrie.

A highly accomplished draughtswoman, Parnell works in the delicate and demanding medium of pencil on tissue paper. Her exhibition will be opened by the Irish ambassador to Germany, Michael Collins, on January 31.

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