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2013
Iceland, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Mongolia, China, Thailand, Cambodia and South Korea

2014
Germany, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Israel, Jordan and Copenhagen

2015
Hawaii, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal, India and England

2016
Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Ethiopia, Kenya, S. Africa, Zimbabwe, UAE and Denmark

Monday, August 11, 2014

Berlin: Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum: Designed by Polish/American Daniel Liebskind who also designed the Denver Art Museum;we entered through a beautiful Baroque building to a zigzag shaped grey concrete building almost devoid of windows; one of the few museums we and all our belongings had to go through security; saw the Empty Void – a massive tower with no light except for a miniscule ceiling window20 or so feet up: every time someone entered or left through the large door, it would clang shut and you thought you’d be in the room forever without being able to escape; also the Memory Void, a space containing 10,000 'fallen leaves' i.e. very heavy metal flat pieces in the shape of faces, each sculpted with hollowed out eyes, noses and mouths, you walked on; quite creepy and unnerving  to say the least. 


The Empty Void above and below; imagine hearing the
massive door clang shut behind you.
I had to alter the lighting in this picture so you could see something;
 otherwise all would be pitch black.





The dreaded Jewish yellow stars; I had seen
 individual stars before on Jews' clothing but never a
 bolt of fabric like this made by a flag maker.

A robot writing the Torah.






It was very moving yet also
totally unnerving walking on these 'faces.'