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'The Jew in the Box'

Jonathan160 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 6:16 PM
Oh, so they had the best intentions. Right? So what went wrong? How did they go from relocating Jews in Madagascar to....uh....extermination? It sounds like you're trying to say that the NAZIS weren't that bad, which is a hard argument to make when you look at the end result of their actions, millions of dead jews, and plenty of dead gypsies, gays and anyone else they didn't like. I'm serious. What's the point of bringing up this information?!!!!?????

"Art" can smooth the rough edges of life, nurturing beauty and imagination, and showing a different and provocative way of looking at the world, but artists -- and museums and galleries that show their work -- are sometimes surprised by the hostile reception their works provoke. Sensitivity to the feelings of the public, the consumers of art, is not necessarily a cultivated art.

The Jewish Museum in Berlin is learning that lesson with an exhibit innocently described as "The Whole Truth: Everything You Wanted to Know About Jews."

Such an exhibit is particularly appropriate in Germany, where there aren't any longer...

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