Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Courage & Conviction


I have previously written about the Munich Courage organization (see billboard in photo), set up to promote a community stance and defense against violence to individuals.  But I thought it was an appropriate placement of this image in front of what will open up as the Munich Documentation Center, which will investigate Munich’s role in the rise of the Nazi era.  The purpose of the center, which is slated to open in 2011, is to create an open debate and dialogue about how such a movement came about, and to ensure that we remember as to never repeat the historical tragedy.  I can tell you from a personal view that I’ve witnessed such a conflicted view of Munich’s history in the movement, and an incredible difficulty to even discuss such topics openly.  Perhaps the new center will be able to change that.

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