In answer to my question:
Yes, the Jews do own Berlin; they think that they are entitled to have their own city in Germany, a country which they believe that they are entitled to rule.
My year 2000 photo of the beginning of construction of the Jewish memorial in Berlin
2006 photo of Berlin memorial to Jews Photo credit: Bonnie M. Harris
I have a whole section on my website about Berlin: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Berlin2002/index.html
Aerial view of Jewish Museum in Berlin, on the left
My photo of the front of the Jewish Museum in Berlin
This morning, I read a news article about Jews in Berlin: http://www.jewishjournal.com/an_israeli_refugee_in_berlin/item/my_inspiring_encounter_with_l.a._holocaust_survivor_joshua_kaufman
The following quote is from the news article, cited above:
After Shabbat, I Googled “Joshua Kaufman” and his name is, indeed, all over German and American press outlets, like NBC News.
Just that day Yehoshua [Joshua] was denied the opportunity to testify at a Nazi war criminal trial against a former Nazi SS guard. The judge’s refusal, citing lack of necessity for the testimony, was an emotional and physical slap. Yehoshua had hurt his knee a few weeks earlier but decided he must travel to Germany to seek justice. He had prepared his words, how he had lugged dead bodies out of Auschwitz gas chambers, pulling them apart as they stuck together during their murder. He was 15 at the time, and volunteering for such gruesome work helped keep him alive.
Poor Yehoshua! I can see it all now.
As soon as the Jews had steeped out of the cattle cars, on the train that had brought them to Auschwitz-Birkenau, those mean ole Nazis were shouting: “Who wants to volunteer to work in the gas chambers, pulling the bodies apart? This will be gruesome work, but it will keep you alive. Everyone who is 15 or younger will be killed immediately in the gas chamber, but if you agree to work in the gas chamber, pulling the bodies apart, we might let you live for a few months.”
[The photo above is included with the article. It shows Joshau Kaufmand and his two daughters in Berlin.]
The news article continues with this quote:
As Rachel wrote on Facebook: “He [Joshau] was disappointed and shocked that he was not able to speak in court, but he always looks for the positive and lives his life learning how to adapt to situations that don’t always go as planned. He doesn’t hate anyone and doesn’t want anyone to feel sorry for him. He is grateful for this once in a lifetime opportunity. He entered the court proudly with his daughters by his side, self-confident knowing that Israel is our country and we are no longer homeless or hopeless. He was called on a mission and he went wholeheartedly. Yes, it didn’t go the way he expected, but sometimes in life you gain more from those experiences then you could have ever imagined.”