Quisquilia: Lib. nov.

Quid autem tanto fortunae strepitu desideratis?

Category: Germany

Minesweeping

Quisquilia: Lib. nov. is to be found here.

Zwinger, Dresden. Apr 2015.

Zwinger, Dresden. Apr 2015.

Try to forget this / Try to erase this / From the blackboard.

The minefields were cleared sometimes as early as in 1945, in Dresden and other cities, as attested to by this plaque. And yet, in Dresden and elsewhere all over Germany the corrosive danger of unexploded ordnances is hidden in plain sight. A public discourse that ever shifts for the worse and turns increasingly toxic, painting a difference in opinion as irreconcilable and the Other in stark terms, not in human greyscale. This might be a time, again, when minds start turning into minefields.

But who will be our Chanutin? Thanks for your visit!

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Shul of Life

Quisquilia: Lib. nov. is to be found here.

Neue Synagoge, Dresden. Apr 2015.

Neue Synagoge, Dresden. Apr 2015.

It was / essential // to / develop // the / skill // of / appearing / invisible // to / look / at the ground // slink / around // slide / inside // mix / in the middle // to / work // and / walk // and / sometimes / talk // as / though // you / didn’t / exist.

The synagogues have been rebuilt. New. Sleek. Almost Invisible. But what do you actually know about Jewish history in Germany but ? – Sometimes it seems / as though it did not exist.

– Poem by Lily Brett. Thanks for your visit!