The great writer and mystifier Bruno Schulz left a plethora of puzzles, myths and hidden chambers in two thin booklets of essays. However, one of his lesser-known and most challenging riddles was forgotten under a thick layer of paint in one of the former villas of Drohobych.
Bruno Schulz has emerged as one of the most important writers and innovators of the Polish language in the 20th century, his works translated into 39 languages. He was born in 1892 in the then Austrian (later Polish and now Ukrainian) town of Drohobych to Jakub Schulz, a Jewish cloth merchant. The provincial oil town on the outskirts of Poland and the fading visionary image of his sick father later became the key characters of his magical metaphorical prose. Apart from being a writer and a painter, Schulz was earning his living as a school teacher.
VERUSCHKA / BETTINA ZIMMERMANN
DUNJA HAYALI / CLEMENS SCHICK (INITIATOR)
FÜR TOLERANZ UND FREIHEIT!
WIR DEMONSTRIEREN GEGEN INTOLERANZ UND
DURCH UNTERSCHIEDLICHE RELIGIONEN
DURCH BÜRGER UNTERSCHIEDLICHER HERKUNFT
DURCH LESBEN, SCHWULE UND HETEROSEXUELLE
BERLIN LEBT DURCH SEINE VIELFALT!
ES IST EIN GROSSES GLÜCK, DASS DIE JÜDISCHE GEMEINDE IN BERLIN WIEDER WÄCHST.
ES IST GUT UND WICHTIG, DAS IMMER MEHR JUDEN BERLIN BESUCHEN.
WIR WOLLEN EIN ZEICHEN SETZEN UND UNS SOLIDARISIEREN MIT DEN JÜDISCHEN BERLINERN.
BERLIN BRAUCHT SEINE UNTERSCHIEDLICHEN LEBENSFORMEN!
FOR INCLUSION AND FREEDOM!
We demonstrate against intolerance and discrimination.
through various religion representatives,
through citizens from different backgrounds,
through lesbians, homosexuals and heterosexuals.
Berlin lives through its prolific diversity!
We are fortunate that the jewish community has chosen to return to Berlin!
It is our privilege that more and more jewish people visit Berlin!
We are making a gesture of solidarity towards the jewish berliners!
Berlin needs its multiplicity!
The express night train from Vienna to Prague was supposed to leave at 23:15. But in the evening of March 11th 1938 at 20:00, thousands of people were pushing each other, squeezing themselves into the train while demanding to depart immediately. Suddenly, the S.A troops showed up with their whips, drunk from victory and eager for revenge. One by one, they went from wagon to wagon, pulling men, women and children back to the platform, leading them to prison (reconstructed and non original version)
This is how George Eric Gedye, a British journalist, described the events in Vienna’s in the evening before the famous “Anschluss”, the annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany.
This was also the evening that changed the history of the Austrian railway company.
“Connections”, 70×85 cm, Acrylic on Canvas, 2012, painting by Alisa Poplavskaya
The fingers and hair of different colors represent people from different cultural and religious backgrounds.
This artwork was created to bring up the importance of Unity among people and our connection with God.
ANDY WARHOL 10 Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century! To honor Warhol on his birthday today, August 6th!
Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century:
Warhol became fascinated with a group of influential Jewish figures – a pantheon of great thinkers, politicians, performers, musicians and writers including French actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923); the first Jewish judge of the United States Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis (1856-1941); renowned philosopher and educator Martin Buber (1878-1965); the theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein (1897-1955), widely regarded as the greatest scientist of the twentieth century; the hugely influential founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychology, Sigmund Freud (1856-1939); vaudeville, stage and film comedians, the Marx Brothers: Chico (1887-1961), Groucho (1890-1977), and Harpo (1888-1964); Israelís fourth Prime Minister and one of the founders of the State of Israel, Golda Meir (1898-1978); distinguished American composer George Gershwin (1898-1937); the eminent novelist, Franz Kafka (1883-1924); and avant-garde American writer, poet and playwright Gertrude Stein (1874-1946). The collective achievements of this group changed the course of the twentieth century and may be said to have influenced every aspect of human experience.