Wed Mar 21st, 2018 at 10:35:49 AM EST
An Austrian film thought lost, found in a flea market in France in 2015. Through crowdfunding completely restored and will be shown in Vienna. The relevance to our world today needs not be explained.
Die Stadt ohne Juden (Wikipedia)
Die Stadt ohne Juden (The City Without Jews) is an 1924 Austrian Expressionist film by H. K. Breslauer, based on the book of the same title by Hugo Bettauer. The film is one of the few surviving Expressionist films from Austria and has therefore been well researched. The film was first shown on 25 July 1924 in Vienna.
In his novel, published in 1922, Hugo Bettauer succeeded in creating a relatively accurate allegorical vision of the near future, although the book was intended as entertainment and as a satirical response to the primitive antisemitism of the 1920s. It immediately became Bettauer's most popular work: it was translated into several languages, and sold over a quarter of a million copies.
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Shortly after the premiere of the film Hugo Bettauer was murdered by Otto Rothstock, a former member of the Nazi Party, who was lionized by the antisemitic Austrian masses and was released from jail shortly after his conviction for murder.
"At his trial, Rothstock justified what he had done as necessary to
save German culture from the menace of Jewish degeneration.
In today's local election for council seats in The Netherlands, numerous parties have based their party program on the populist slogan: "Save the culture of The Netherlands." PM Mark Rutte as a prima donna of cowardice leading the pack of wolves. I'm completely at a loss the the Christian Democrats leader Sybrand van Haersma Buma has a pitched voice in a similar chant in recent years. So ashamed of intolerance inside Holland.
○ History of the Portuguese synagogue in the heart of Amsterdam
○ Ashkenazi Jews in Amsterdam
I was surprised to read the diamond trade in Antwerp is run by the Jain community, the swastika from India?
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This is the official symbol of Jainism, known as the Jain Prateek Chihna.
This Jain symbol was agreed upon by all Jain sects in 1974.
○ Antwerp: Jews Surrender Gem Trade to Indians
I had written about the Portuguese synagogue in Amsterdam before ...
○ When Visiting Amsterdam
Need Some Love @JerusalemPost
In a very nice article over the Jewish heritage in "My" Amsterdam, some guy from California made a political comment. Not realizing JPost readers could come from red-neck districts, I replied. Last time I checked the likes-dislikes were evenly divided. Link to JPost article here. Not bad in a paper that let Caroline Glick communicate her opinion about President Obama and Democrats.
Friedberg from California wrote this in an earlier comment:
"... most Americans believe a black man could do just as good a job as president as a white one."
Don't care if Obama is black or green. He has only succeeded in making Jimmy Carter, another anti-Semite,
look like a competent president. That act comes close to the coming of the Meshiach.
Tip of the hat to JDW - Netanyahu's Revenge: Trump the Winner.
Interesting article ...
○ In the Shadow of the Garrison State: America's Anti-Statism and its Cold War Grand Strategy by Aaron L. Friedberg - Princeton in 2000