Exhibit of Jews in Germany raises interest, ire
FILE - In this March 22, 2013 file photo, Israeli Ido Porat prepares to be the first person acting as the 'Jew in a glass box', on the first day of the exhibition "The Whole Truth … everything you always wanted to know about Jews" at the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Nearly 70 years after the Holocaust, there is no more sensitive an issue in German life as the role of Jews. With fewer than 200,000 Jews among Germany's 82 million people, few Germans born after World War II know any Jews or much about them. To help educate postwar generations, the Jewish Museum in Berlin offers a Jewish man or woman to sit inside a glass box for two hours a day through August to answer visitors' questions about Jews and Jewish life. The base of the box asks: "Are there still Jews in Germany?" "A lot of our visitors don't know any Jews and have questions they want to ask," museum official Tina Luedecke said. "With this exhibition we offer an opportunity for those people to know more about Jews and Jewish life." But not everybody thinks putting a Jew on display is the best way to build understanding and mutual respect. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 12:00 am
Friday, March 29, 2013 12:00 am.