Saturday, January 31, 2009

Munich Without Jews

One more note on yesterday’s post. The Munich Jewish Museum is currently showing an exhibit labeled “City Without Jews: The Dark Side of Munich’s History,” which takes a counter point of Munich’s 850 year celebration. In a time of reflection and celebration of the citiy’s history, the museum highlights what they call the 400 years where Jews were not allowed to live in Munich, tracing the reasons for their expulsion, persecution, and settlement prohibitions. Its hope is to show these events in a broader context, while linking them to specific sites in Munich. I have not yet been to the museum, but It sounds like a bold museum with one of its most daring exhibits to date.

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