Clarissa's Blog

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Flea Market

We visited this great flea market yesterday that had all kinds of beautiful things. However, one thought kept bothering me : how do I know that none of those silver spoons, coffee sets, antique toys, etc. weren’t taken off some Jewish families during the Nazi times?

The history is everywhere here. I heard a tour guide say, “Schnelle, Schnelle! ” to the group of tourists he was trying to steer across the road and I was flooded with anxiety.

I’m very glad I came to Germany because it’s a very charged place for somebody of my origins, and confronting this historical legacy is important.


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