Archives for July 2013

Berlin’s Jewish Museum

Each day in 2013, Berlin’s Jewish Museum posts online a document that recounts the unfolding of Nazi terror om 1933 – 80 years earlier to the day. Each document presents a tiny story: a letter dismissing a nurse from work; a letter from a teacher to his student, explaining that he must leave the country and cannot continue their private classes; stamps in a passport evidencing one man’s search to find refuge from the growing discrimination and abuse. The online postings communicate the story of Nazi persecution in tiny packages – they illuminate the impact of German policies in the lives of individual men, women and children.

Now, with these small illustrations of how policies were carried out in granular detail, I can understand.

Note: Click “EN” on the top left if the pages come up in German. That flips the website to the English version.