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Germany: outrage as rap album with alleged antisemitic lyrics wins prize

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Kollegah and Farid Bang win music award for album referring to Auschwitz, which comes amid growing concern about antisemitism Big businesses have joined growing criticism in Germany over the awarding of an annual music prize to a pair of rappers accused of antisemitic lyrics, with Airbus chief executive Tom Enders adding his condemnation of the decision. German executive Enders told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper he was shocked by what he considered widespread ambivalence about the Echo award given to rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang on Thursday, which coincided with Holocaust Remembrance Day. The rappers deny they are antisemitic.
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