My 2002 photo of the place where the Jewish Memorial was later built
Recent photo of the Memorial taken from the same spot
I personally feel that the German people should stand up for themselves and tear down this monstrosity, which was built in honor of the Jews.
This so-called Holocaust Memorial is a huge eyesore that should be removed. The space should be used for a beautiful park.
The German people have suffered enough revenge from the Jews. Enough already.
In recent news stories on TV, I have heard a lot of people saying “there’s no there, there.”
How many people know where and how this expression originated? This expression is a quote from Gertrude Stein who wrote this about her home town, Oakland, California.
According to Wikipedia: Over the years, two quotes from Gertrude’s works have become widely known: “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose” and “there is no there there”, with the latter often taken to be a reference to her childhood home of Oakland, California.
Around 30 years ago, I quoted Gertrude Stein’s famous line “there’s no there, there” during a conversation with my grandson. He said, “Who’s Gertrude Stein.” Today’s young people don’t know who Gertrude Stein was. IOW, there is no there, there.
Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is Jewish and Jared loves to tell the story of how his grandparents lived in a hole in the ground in the country of Belarus for 3 years to escape the Nazis.
The following quote is from a newspaper article which you can read in full at http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/01/opinions/jared-kushner-holocaust-lesson-gerson-opinion/
[Jared] Kushner then recounted the story of his grandparents, survivors from Belarus. His grandmother fled the ghetto. His father is named after her murdered brother. His grandfather escaped from a [German] labor camp and spent a year, Kushner writes, living in “a literal hole that he had dug — for three years, foraging for food, staying out of sight and sleeping in that hole for the duration of the brutal Russian winter.”
It is true that growing up with survivors of genocide shapes you. You know viscerally that people can hate in a way that is hard to understand from a history book.