Thursday, April 22, 2010
WIP and VIP
Reasons for a reprint.
"Last not Least Your Quiet Courage", editor: Ulrike Sparr. About people who hid or supported prosecuted persons during the Nazi regime. The presentation took place in an old factory building, today a center for historical research. The Vice Mayor of Hamburg and our Education Senator were there.
When this event had ended, I took a stroll through my familiar streets. Many of the houses have been renovated. From a poor people's quarter still 40 years ago, it has become a well-kept, desired place to live in.
Here is a photo from the fifties that I found in the "History Workshop".
You can hear as much Turkish in the streets as German. Actually, I felt a little homesick for Ottensen where I spent 20 years of my life (1983-2003).
After yesterday's debate, I decided not to dwel on it anymore; but my mind can't find a rest.
Some of my visitors felt reminded of a swastika. I had no idea how! If you look closely, there is none, not even hidden in the ornament.