Friday, January 30, 2009

Being Jewish in Germany

Now here’s an issue I know little about, but one where the emotions run very deep in Munich, Germany, and the rest of the world. This monument, one of several like it in Munich, commemorates one of the largest Synagogues that was burned in 1938 – like all the others in Germany. The Synagogue stood where Karstadt/Oberpollingr department store stands today, just inside the inner ring road of the altstadt. This is a topic of many books and debates (see Being Jewish in the New Germany that highlights this juxtaposition), as Germany is said to have the largest growing Jewish population in Europe. Who would have thought?

1 comment:

Babooshka said...

No I would never have thought that. Veery interesting post and image.