“Memorial of a Glorious Past”

The central synagogue in Aleppo was considered one of the oldest used synagogues in the world – until it fell victim to a pogrom on December 1, 1947, 1,500 years later. And now, Israeli documentary filmmakers from “Micha Film” and the Berlin studio “High Road Stories” have almost made it to the church again. The … Read more

Dystopia, nostalgia and fighter planes | the jewish general

More than two years after the pandemic, the show on Croisette seemed like an evocation of the art house cinema. It was the old hands of the film industry that presented their new productions here. Including David Cronenberg, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Ethan Coen. The Ukraine war overshadowed the Cannes Film Festival. The organizers had … Read more

Theater on the ship | the jewish general

No one can bypass this ship, it looks very attractive and powerful. It is 67 meters long and eight meters wide on the quayside of Spandau harbor. There was a big rush last Monday night – the Jewish theater ship MS Goldberg was there with the world premiere of Armin Petras. the singer Based on … Read more

lost forever | the jewish general

Ending the war in Ukraine seems a long way off, and it’s hard to imagine how much damage Russian forces have done over the past three months. The Ukrainian economy can certainly be restored within years with the help of the international community, and the destroyed cities will be rebuilt. Among the Ukrainian infrastructure damaged … Read more

Do not be afraid of fear

Can you sleep peacefully in the face of the horrific war in Ukraine, or do you fear the escalation of an uncontrollable escalation that could end in a nuclear war? If so, you are not alone. Fear is spreading in Germany. The war in Ukraine has severely shaken people’s enthusiasm for life and confidence in … Read more

“I’m at home in Leipzig”

Mr. Kaufman, you are an author, cabaret artist and actor – which artistic role would you prefer or would you like to see yourself in and why?I try to approach all the activities I do from one basic aspect: trying to stay like a penetrable human being and never become indifferent. This in turn helps … Read more

zeitgeist, bread and knives | the jewish general

Bayern 3’s broadcaster states: “We have beautiful language. So beautiful that the British and Americans use it and borrow kind words. They include Zeitgeist, Kitsch, abseil, Wunderkind, Gesundheit, yodel, Eiertanz (used by US editors in 2011 to express Germany’s hesitant position on the euro crisis), bust, and Schnapps (written with two “p” “!) (which is … Read more

“Russian disco is dead for me.”

Mr. Gurzhy, I grew up in Kharkiv. Is your family still there?Most of the family arrived in Germany. My cousin is still in Ukraine but not in Kharkiv. You follow the news all the time, keep in touch with friends and acquaintances in Ukraine. How do you stand?I’m here. I believe everything I experience just … Read more

Between reality and fantasy, the Jewish general

According to experts and representatives of Jews, Jewish life is often presented in a distorted and vulgar way in the German media. The list of errors and clichés is long, the head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster, said Thursday at the “Changing the Media Image: German Jews” event in Berlin. … Read more

“Identity is a fantasy” | the jewish general

Brenner, I’ve worked on the Erheilt project for three years. How satisfied were you with the presentation at the Jewish Museum in Berlin?It could not be better. It is a moving experience how the team integrated the space, and how its intricacies accentuate the images. The polyphony I exhibit in my work has also produced … Read more