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And the synagogue in Berlin is lit up at night

And has a plaque honouring the German policeman who called the fire brigade on Kristallnacht.

But as far as Munich is concerned, the Jewish community is something else. When I lived in Munich, I though of joining, but they insisted on proof that I was Jewish, such as my mother's Ketubah, to be approved by the Rabbi. This, despite the fact that the conversation was in Hebrew, and I didn't have anything more to do with them. I gather that this doesn't happen elsewhere in Germany.

As for rootless2 finding a S-Bahn station called Dachau disconcerting, imagine what I felt when seeing a German bus with DAH plates while walking early in the morning from Jersey City to Hoboken....

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue May 10th, 2011 at 04:55:32 PM EST
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Interesting. And -yes, I can imagine that plate wouyld be pretty chilling.

The problem of the paradox of the rather hermetic Jewish culture, with it's frequent intellectual richness and openness, and the predictable result of resentment at it's closed success, remains.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Fri May 13th, 2011 at 03:21:31 AM EST
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