Ridicully - verbal voyeur extraordinaire (ridicully) wrote,
Ridicully - verbal voyeur extraordinaire

Hi, I'm german, let me show you my neuroses

Visiting the Jewish Museum today was interesting. I knew it's said to be architectural very impressive. And it is. But I was also happy about the exhibition as a whole. I would have liked even more information to be available, but that's my general complaint about pretty much any museum.
I also liked that they didn't stop with "and then there was the Holocaust. End of story." but included information on jewish life in Germany today.

I certainly need to go again. For one, I want to go through the exhibition without having to watch the time because I promised N. to help him with his shift. I also want to listen to one of their audio-guides and see how good these are. (Yes. I'm a bit of a museum-freak. I like to rate and compare them. There are worse hobbies)

The one thing I could have done without is learning the fact that Prof. Bitch's last name actually is a common Jewish last name. So common that at certain times people petitioned to have their name legally changed rather than live with the stigma. Now I'm afraid that someone is going to see my hate of the Hexe (as I generally refer to her in daily conversation) as antisemitic instead of simply anti-Prof-Bitch (who, I'm pretty sure, is not jewish at all, which adds another level of silliness to my worries).
I've obviously been properly laden with an overblown guilt-complex as it behoves anyone who went to school in Germany in the last 60 years.

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.