Skip to comments.Exhibit of Jews in Germany raises interest, ire
Posted on 03/31/2013 9:35:49 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Nearly 70 years after the Holocaust, there is no more sensitive an issue in German life as the role of Jews. With fewer than 200,000 Jews among Germanys 82 million people, few Germans born after World War II know any Jews or much about them.
To help educate postwar generations, an exhibit at the Jewish Museum features a Jewish man or woman seated inside a glass box for two hours a day through August to answer visitors questions about Jews and Jewish life. The base of the box asks: Are there still Jews in Germany?
The exhibit is reminiscent of Holocaust architect Adolf Eichmann sitting in a glass booth at the 1961 trial in Israel which led to his execution. And it is certainly more provocative than British actress Tilda Swinton sleeping in a glass box at a recent performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Eran Levy, an Israeli who has lived in Berlin for years, was horrified by the idea of presenting a Jew as a museum piece, even if to answer Germans questions about Jewish life. Its a horrible thing to docompletely degrading and not helpful, he said. The Jewish Museum absolutely missed the point if they wanted to do anything to improve the relations between Germans and Jews.
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I really don’t see how this is too horrible. The 20th century is a museum piece to be learned from and to avoid repetition. Thus far, we aren’t doing a very good job.
This isn’t as bad as what the liberal democrat party is doing to Jews. I hope they open their eyes and see what the socialists are doing.
Jew in the Box
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I might have gone for an ask the Jew TV show, but I'm not going to criticize the German Jews who organized this. Interesting, 200,000 Jews of 82 million, and no one knows a Jew. In the early 30s it was a half million or so, less if you only count citizens, of a bit less than 70 million. Other than Berlin, no one knew Jews then either.
I actually don’t mind this.
When I was a kid, my father moved us to the States for a year and we could not afford a religious school, so I went to a public school in a very non-Jewish area.
I constantly was fielding questions, to the point I wish we had an ask-a-Jewish-kid assembly so I could stop answering the same stupid questions.