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May 25, 2014

New 9/11 museum includes a “tchotchke store”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:18 am

Are Americans speaking Yiddish now?

This quote is from a news story about the opening of the 9/11 museum in New York city:

Early reactions to the Memorial Museum have ranged from sober appreciation to emotional hostility.

At the negative end of things, people have objected to the US$24 (NZ$28) admission charge, to an out-of-context Virgil quote written on the wall, to the entombed human remains, and to the gift shop merchandise (hoodies, mugs, a rescue vest for dogs).

“This tchotchke store – this building, this experience – is nothing more than the logical endpoint for our most reliably commodifiable national tragedy,” snapped Buzzfeed’s Steve Kandell, who lost his sister in the terrorist attacks.

9/11 Memorial in New York city

9/11 Memorial in New York city

To put all this into context, here is a quote from the start of the article, cited above:

After more than $700 million and years of delay, the National September 11 Memorial Museum opened on Wednesday in downtown New York.

To enter this museum, you pass through a soaring glass pavillion, complete with two structural “tridents” rescued from the twin towers.

Then you descend into subterranean galleries, “a crypt beneath a crime scene,” as Justin Davidson phrased it.

Tucked in the bowels of the World Trade Centre site are multimedia displays, mangled artifacts, and a medical examiner’s office, holding the remains of more than 1000 unidentified bodies.

There is also a gift shop.

9/11 Memorial gift shop

9/11 Memorial gift shop

There are numerous articles in today’s newspapers about the opening of the 9/11 memorial, and all of them object to the gift shop. There are also comparisons of the 9/11 Memorial to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.  This quote is from the article, cited above:

It is no surprise, for example, that the woman brought on to curate the Memorial Museum, Alice Greenwald, was previously a director at the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC.

This begs the question: How many Jews died in the 9/11 attack? This subject is very controversial because allegedly there were 3,000 Jews who decided to stay home that day. Another blogger wrote about this at http://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/not-one-jew-was-killed-in-the-9-11-attacks-and-the-wtc-is-full-of-jewish-workers/

9/11 Memorial in New York city

“two tridents” from 9/11 wreckage

(Click on the photos on this page to see a larger size)

I previously blogged about the 9/11 attack at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/09/22/911-memorial-ceremonies/

 

 

 

9 Comments »

  1. The answer is about 400 Jews. I went to on of their funerals. Apparently that memo didn’t get out. Check out some of the names if the victims.

    9-11 was committed by Islamonazis!

    Comment by 9-11 never forget — May 25, 2014 @ 1:56 pm

    • Comment by hermie — May 25, 2014 @ 8:07 pm

      • Great video. The most suspicious thing, to me, was how calm President Bush seemed to be, when someone interrupted him as he was reading to children, and told him about the attack. He didn’t act surprised at all. I thought that he acted as if he knew that this was going to happen. Another thing that seemed strange to me was that all planes were grounded after the attack, except for the plane that took the relatives of Osama bin Laden out of the country. Then, when I saw that Building 7 came down, just like the buildings that are deliberately brought down in Las Vegas, I knew that something was wrong.

        Comment by furtherglory — May 26, 2014 @ 7:08 am

    • Sure it was

      Comment by Schlageter — May 26, 2014 @ 9:57 am

    • Please, provide the list of 400 Jews died. How have you managed to attend 400 funerals? Please send us all “In memoriam” print-outs from the funeral cermonies you have had attended.
      Herzlichen Danke!

      Comment by Gasan — May 26, 2014 @ 8:09 pm

  2. The Gift Shop is certainly out of place. It seems that in Ausut 2001 the Mossad iussed a warning to all cooperating States- from the German BND to the Italian SISDE – about “stramge movings of certain abrab persons”. In USA the about 15 – fifteein – police and secret service – CIA, FBI, etc. – had been unable to operate in cooperation with the various State Polices. That monument should remember how costly and ineffective CIA, FBI, NBA, etc. really are.

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — May 25, 2014 @ 10:39 am

    • How about the “stramge movings” of certain Israeli persons on the day of the attacks who were arrested and then for some strange reason released?

      Comment by DB — May 25, 2014 @ 1:21 pm


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