24 February 2010

Warsaw (1943)

Title of this blog post taken from one of my favourite songs from one my favourite artists of all time, Johnny Clegg's "Warsaw (1943)", which is a tribute to the people who fought in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. World War II, the Third Reich, and Judaism are all not only interesting, but also difficult topics for someone who's got both a German parent and very distant Jewish heritage. I never even spoke openly about this, until recently I decided that everybody who's got a problem with that wasn't worth worrying about.

Anyways, more Jewish things from Berlin - the Jewish Cemetery in winter time, and another picture of the Jewish Museum, showing its beautiful outer cover made of titanium and zinc. Ask your local Chemistry teacher if you wanna find out more about those kinds of things; I just love the architecture.

Berlin, Germany. February 2010.

Enjoy the rest of the week (and don't forget looking forward to the weekend).

- Dom


donnie said...

great stuff - i am a fan of old and new architecture

Anonymous said...

Ich hoffe und wünsche, dass die Herkunft kein Grund mehr sein darf für ein Vor-Urteil.
Ich lernte auf Pfadfinderlagern soviele verschiedene Nationen und Religionen kennen und merkte, dass all das, was man vielleicht doch noch so im Gepäck hatte an Vorurteilen nur Unsinn ist.

Die Aufnahmen sind sehr schön ...!!!

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks Donnie, me too!

Ich auch, Manfred... in London kommt man mit so vielen verschiedenen Kulturen in Kontakt, dass es unvermeidlich ist, tolerant zu sein gegenüber dem, was einem vielleicht fremd sein mag.

Brooke said...

people still have a problem there with have jewish roots? if it makes you feel any better i'm kind of a mix of a lot of things so much to the point i'm not even sure where all my roots go :) lol but i think i speak for many americans in that aspect. my hubby is 100% british which i find almost weird..!

Dominic Doherty said...

And your maiden name sounds quite German, actually! :-)