“Show us your story!“ – Beginning last year, the Jewish participants in the Object Days project have followed this invitation by recounting their migration stories.
My father is a writer and dramaturge and my mother is a potter. They emigrated from Moscow twenty-five years ago because of the high crime rate. They didn’t want to raise kids there.
What I associate with my parents’ country is not so much objects as things like superstition. That you have to knock on the table three times so that something doesn’t happen. And my parents and grandparents seriously believe that! If you ask me, that’s super Russian. I just don’t get it. I always think, “Come on, people! Nothing will happen if you don’t knock on wood!”
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Object Days: Berlin (7)
Memorabilia and migration stories – portraits of Jews living in Germany
JMB Journal 18
Contemporary Jewish Life
JMB Journal 18: Light
Some of these portraits have been published in our JMB Journal